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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Occupational Therapy Program

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-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 Students Entering Students Graduating Graduation Rate NBCOT Pass Rate
2015 32 32 100% 100%
2016 34 34 100% 100%
2017 34 34

100%

97%

2018 37 37

100%

100%

Total 137 137 100%