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    December 2012
First Class Starts                                                             May 2013
Initial Report of the Self-Study                                            April 1, 2014
ACOTE Action on Initial Review                                          August 2014
Initial Onsite Evaluation                                                     Winter/Spring 2015
Action on Onsite Evaluation                                               April 2015
First Class Graduates                                                       December 2015
Eligible for NBCOT Certification Examination                       2016

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.