Menu

Accreditation

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:

ACOTE
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929

(301) 652-6611

(301) 652-AOTA

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.

Outcomes

NBCOT Certification Results:

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

Graduation Rate:

Graduation Year NBCOT Pass Rates Stuent Entering/ Graduating Graduation Rates 
2021 100% 37/63* 97%
2020 100% 35/4* 11%*
2019 100% 32/30 94%
2018

100%

37/37

100%

2017

  97%

34/34

100%

2016

100%

34/34

100%

2015

100%

32/32

100%

Total

99.5%

34/33

94%

*Graduation was delayed one semester due to COVID-19 restrictions. The remainder of the class graduated in 2021.