Accreditation - Now Admitting Students (read more)

The entry-level occupational therapy master's degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number c/o ACOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. Once accreditation of the program has been obtained, its 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, most 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.

Students may be notified of acceptance into the Program
First Class Starts 
Initial Report of the Self-Study  
ACOTE Action on Initial Review
Initial Onsite Evaluation 
Action on Onsite Evaluation
First Class Graduates
Eligible for NBCOT Certification Examination 

December 2012
May 2013
April 1, 2014
August 2014
Winter/Spring 2015
April 2015
December 2015

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) may be contacted:
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449

They may be contacted via a link on the AOTA website:  or by one of the following: phone: 301-652-2682; TDD 800-377-8555; Fax 301-652-7711.