Occupational Therapy

Accreditation and Graduation

The Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) has Accreditation status as granted by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-6611; web address is www.acoteonline.org. OTD Program graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification exam upon graduation. The national certification exam is 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.

Outcome data from Xavier University's former Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program demonstrate graduates have a high passage rate on the national certification exam, passage of which is required to practice as an occupational therapist. View the NBCOT certificate exam pass rates. Additionally, 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.

The total number of graduates from Xavier University Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program during the 3-year period of 2020-2022 was 102, with an overall graduation rate of 93%. 

GRADUATION RATES FOR MOT (OTD rates available in 2024)

Graduation Year Students Entering Students Graduating Graduation Rate
2020 40 32 80%
2021 38 43 113%
20022 32 27 84%
TOTAL 110 102 93%