Master of Occupational Therapy Program
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Phone number for AOTA is: 301-652-6611
Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the certification examination administered by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) located at:
One Bank Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Most states require a license in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based in part on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Some states might not license individuals with prior criminal records. A criminal background check will be required of all students in the second professional year of the program. In addition to potentially affecting licensure, a felony conviction may also affect an applicant's ability to participate in fieldwork or eligibility to sit for the NBCOT certification examination. It is the applicant's responsibility to inquire about licensing and fieldwork requirements prior to enrolling in the MOT program.
MOT Graduation Rate
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Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program
The University of Findlay’s entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has been granted Accreditation with a 7 year review cycle by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.
Accreditation with Conditions granted following an initial on-site evaluation: The accreditation review process confirms that the program is in substantial compliance with the ACOTE Accreditation Standards for a Doctoral-Degree-Level. A program in substantial compliance with the Standards may have areas of concern with one or more specific Standards that are believed to be readily correctable with appropriate evidence provided within 60 days of ACOTE action or a monitoring report due within one year. Once the areas of concern are corrected, the accreditation status will be changed to Accreditation. At the time of ACOTE action to grant Accreditation or Accreditation with Conditions, ACOTE awards an accreditation period based on the following criteria: 5-year review cycles are the standard number of years for initial accreditation; and 7-year review cycles are granted to those programs that have no areas of noncompliance and have demonstrated exceptional educational quality.
Graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
OTD Graduation Rate
All relevant data will be provided upon graduation of first cohort.
For more information about the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program, please contact Amy Yeater at 419-434-6936 or [email protected]