The OTA Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at:
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD, 20852-4929
Phone: (301) 652-AOTA
Outcomes, Results, and Licensure
Program Enrollment and Graduation Data (campus-based and online tracks)
|Year of graduation||Number of graduates||Graduation rate|
|2018||128||73% (students are still active in program; anticipating 83% graduation rate)|
Results of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Examination Certification Pass Rates are available via the NBCOT School Performance Link.
Graduates of the program receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, they receive the title of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).
Many states have some form of regulation in order to practice. In Minnesota, occupational therapy personnel must be licensed with the Minnesota Department of Health.
A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.