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Occupational Therapy Program


The MS Program in Occupational Therapy at SUNY Downstate is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

ACOTE's address and phone number are:


c/o Accreditation Department

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200

Bethesda, MD 20814-3449


The MS Program in Occupational Therapy at SUNY Downstate is registered by the New York State Education Department.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the registered occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Applicants for the national certification examination will be asked to answer questions related to the topic of felony convictions. This may impact on a graduate's eligibility for certification and credentialing. For further information, applicants are advised to contact the NBCOT at (301) 990-7979.

After successful completion of the NBCOT Certification Examination, an individual is entitled to use the designation "Occupational Therapist, Registered" (OTR). Most states require a passing score on the NBCOT Certification as the examination requirement for professional licensure. (see MS Degree Program: Student/Program Outcomes))