Accreditation / Certification

The Dominican College Graduate Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Contact Information Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) c/o Accreditation Department American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814-3449 (301) 652-AOTA www.acoteonline.org National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) upon completion of all academic and fieldwork requirements.

Felony Conviction Statement and Eligibility to Sit for Certification Examination An individual who has been charged or convicted of a felony is advised to contact The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) for an early determination review.  The review process should be done prior to entering an educational program as prior approval is needed before an individual can sit for the certification exam.  Once NBCOT has completed its review, the individual will be notified of the results in writing.  More information >

Exam Pass Rates

Exam Pass Rates can be found here

The Graduation Rate for the Occupational Therapy Program is 87.9%.

Program Information and Outcomes Data

Program Outcomes: NBCOT Results – 3 Most Recent Calendar Years 2010 – 2012(Source: NBCOT Certification Portal)
Year Number of Program Graduates Number of new graduate test takers Number of new graduates who passed the exam Percentage of new graduates who passed Number of new graduates who failed Percentage of new graduates who failed
2010 20 22** 17 77% 5 23%
2011 19 17 10 59% 7 41%
2012 25 24 20 83% 4 17%
3-year Total  64 63 47 74.6% 16 25.4%

*** Includes graduates passing test not taken in year of graduation.

Number of Students Admitted

The Occupational Therapy Program can admit up to 60 students per year. However, typically the program admits 38 – 42 each year including COTAs transitioning to OTR. Graduates Total Number of Graduates for years 2008 – 2010 = 54 (2008=16; 2009=18; 2010=20)

Retention Rate for the three most recent calendar years*
Academic Year Entered Fall Class Left Program Retention Rate
2012 – 2013 39 2 92%
2011 – 2012 38 1 97%
*2010 – 2011 36 *9 75%
113 12 88%
*Five students left for personal reasons. Four left due to academic performance.