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MOT Accreditation Status & Outcomes

Although our Master of Occupational Therapy Program is accredited for a period of 10 years from academic year 2018/2019 to 2028/2029, our program is in transition to the Entry-Level Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Program.

We are no longer taking applications for the Master of Occupational Therapy Program. We are providing the accreditation information and student outcomes information as required by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).


Accreditation Information

The Master’s-Degree-Level Occupational Therapy Program at Chatham University has been accredited for a period of 10 years from academic year 2018/2019 to 2028/2029 by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE's telephone number is 301-652-AOTA and their website is here.


Student Outcomes

The total number of graduates from the Chatham University Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2017-2019 was 118 with an overall graduation rate of 98%.

Graduation Year

Student Entering/Graduating

Graduation Rate

2017

40/38

95%

2018

40/40

100%

2019

40/40

100%

Total

120/118

98%

Graduates of the Chatham University Occupational Therapy Program are eligible to take the certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc., One Bank Street, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Phone: 301-990-7979; emailwebsite.

Upon successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR). Additionally, most states require licensure to practice. State licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or to attain state licensure.

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://www.nbcot.org/en/Educators/Home#SchoolPerformance. To locate Chatham University program results, search for "Pennsylvania", "OT Masters-Level Programs".

For the three most recent calendar years (2017, 2018 and 2019), the performance of the graduates of the occupational therapy program was as follows:

NBCOT Certification Results (2017, 2018, 2019)

Total # of program graduates

118

Total # of new graduates (NG) testing

118

Total # of first time test takers who passed the NBCOT exam

113

Percentage of first time test takers who passed the NBCOT exam

88%

Total # of NG who passed the NBCOT exam within one year of graduation

117

Percentage of NG who passed the NBCOT exam within one year of graduation

99%