Accreditation

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Accreditation

The graduate curriculum in occupational therapy at St. Catherine University is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA).

On August 2, 2013, ACOTE presented a Certificate of Accreditation to the Occupational Therapy Program at St. Catherine University for a period of 10 years from the academic year 2012/2013 to 2022/2023.

ACOTE
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone: 301-652-2682; TDD: 800-377-8555; Fax: 301-652-7711

NBCOT Certification Exam

Following graduation, all students must pass the certification exam offered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

Performance of Graduates 2010, 2011, 2012
Total number of program graduates 166
Total number of first-time test takers of the NBCOT certification exam 167
Total number of first-time test takers who passed the NBCOT certification exam 144
First-time test taker percentage pass rate 86%

In 2013, NBCOT changed the way it reports pass rates. NBCOT now reports the pass rate of new graduates. New graduates are those who take the NBCOT Certification Exam within one year of graduation.

Performance of Graduates 2013
Total number of program graduates 60
Total number of new graduate of the NBCOT certification exam 60
Total number of new graduate test takers who passed the NBCOT certification exam 58
New graduate percentage pass rate 97%

Licensure

Each state in the US (including the District of Columbia, and some US territories such as Guam and Puerto Rico) regulates the practice of occupational therapy. Most states, including Minnesota, require occupational therapy practitioners to be licensed.