University of Southern Indiana

Accreditation

The occupational therapy assistant program is accredited 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. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most 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.

The total number of graduates from the University of Southern Indiana Occupational Therapy Assistant program during the 3-year period of 2012-2014 was 92 with an overall graduation rate of 100%.

Graduation
Year
Student
Entering/Graduating
Graduation
Rate
2012 32/32 100%
2013 30/29 96.66%
2014 30/31 103.33%
Total 92/92 100%

Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 18 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.

Certification

Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant, administered by the
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy(NBCOT).

After successful completion of this exam, the individual will carry the title, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).

Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state credentials are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification Exam. 


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