Accreditation

The department of occupational therapy offers a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree and graduated the first MOT class in 2007. The occupational therapy program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) through academic year 2021-2022. AOTA is located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, c/o Accreditation Department, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; www.acoteonline.org. AOTA's phone number is (301) 652-6611, www.aota.org.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT). Successful completion of this exam (and the meeting of NBCOT application requirements) credentials an individual as an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). NBCOT is located at 12 S. Summit Avenue, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150. NBCOT's phone number is (301) 990-7979, www.nbcot.org.

Most states have specific additional credentialing requirements (e.g., licensure, registration) in order to legally practice in that state. All state credentialing bodies require a passing score on the NBCOT exam.

Outcome data from Xavier University's occupational therapy program demonstrate graduates have a high passage rate on the national certification exam, passage of which is required to practice as an occupational therapist (see below). Similarly, Xavier's graduates have a high success rate of obtaining employment in their chosen area of interest. Many local and regional employers request Xavier graduates for position openings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                              RESULTS OF NATIONAL BOARD FOR CERTIFICATION IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (NBCOT) EXAMINATION

Year

Number of Program Graduates

Number of first-time test takers

Number of first-time test takers who passed the exam

Percentage of first-time test takers who passed the exam

2011

26

29

26

90%

2012

29

27

27

100%

2013

25

28

28

100%

Total 3-year

80

84

81

97%

 

Please note: To meet accreditation requirements the number of graduates and candidates for the calendar year(s) are provided. However, you will note a discrepancy in some years in the number of graduates versus candidates. Because our program graduates students in December ALL of our graduates sit for the exam in the following calendar year. Most recently, as noted in the table above, we had 25 graduates in 2013 and the official data for those graduates will be available at the end of 2014.

 

 Historically, Xavier University occupational therapy majors were first eligible to take the exam in January of 1997. From 1997-2012 the total number of graduates who passed the certification exam as first-time exam takers was 364 out of 375, which is a 96.9% passage rate. During the same 16-year period the program had 375 graduates. Of the students who did not pass the exam as first-time exam takers, all passed it as repeat exam takers; thus, since program inception, the passage rate of all (first-time and repeat) exam-takers is 100.00%.

 

 

 

Note: A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the certification examination or attain state licensure.