Occupational Therapy Accreditation

Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy

The Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy curriculum at St. Catherine University is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA).

On August 2, 2013, ACOTE presented a Certificate of Accreditation to the Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy Program at St. Catherine University for a period of 10 years from the academic year 2012/2013 to 2022/2023.

ACOTE
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD, 20852-4929
Phone: 301-652-2682; TDD: 800-377-8555; Fax: 301-652-7711

MAOT Graduation Rates

The total number of graduates from the St. Catherine University Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2012-2014 was 178, with an overall graduation rate of 97%.

Graduation Year Students Graduated Students Entered Graduation Rate
2014 62 62 100%
2015 59 60 98%
2016 57 61 93.4%
Total 178 183 97.3%

Occupational Therapy Doctoral Degree

The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral 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 AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.

The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before 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, all 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

Entry-level OTD Graduation Rates

Anticipated Graduation Year Students Graduated Students Entered Graduation Rate
Anticipated 2021 NA 8 TBD
Anticipated 2022 NA 20 TBD
Anticipated 2023 - - -
Total - - -

NBCOT Certification Exam

Following graduation, all students must pass the certification exam offered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, NBCOT.

Review EL-OTD and MAOT program results.

Licensure

Each state in the US (including the District of Columbia, and some US territories such as Guam and Puerto Rico) regulates the practice of occupational therapy. Most states, including Minnesota, require occupational therapy practitioners to be licensed.