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James Madison University

Accreditation, Student Outcomes, and Certification

Accreditation


In February of 2013, the James Madison University Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) Program received a ten year accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).  We will be going up for accreditation again during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Contact Information for ACOTE:
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
ACOTE c/o AOTA
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. 
301-652-2682.
http://www.acoteonline.org   

Certification


Graduates of the James Madison University Master of Occupational Therapy Program are eligible to apply to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Board Exam ® (NBCOT). Applicants should be aware that a Character Review is part of the certification process.  Please go to the NBCOT Character Review website at https://www.nbcot.org/Students/Services#character   A felony conviction/charge may affect as well as other disciplinary actions may affect a  graduate’s eligibility to sit for the NBCOT exam and/or apply for state licensure. 

Effective January 1, 2018 candidates applying as first time test takers will be subject to background checks.

NBCOT
One Bank Street
Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

NBCOT Certification Exam Results


JMU OT Program student exam results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Exam can be found online at: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx  

Graduation Data


To date, 221 students have successfully graduated from the James Madison University Master of Occupational Therapy Program. During the during the three year period of 2015-2017, sixty-six (66) students graduated, with an overall graduation rate of 94%.

Graduation (Cohort) Year Number of Students Entering Cohort Number of Students Graduating from Cohort Graduation Rates
Class of 2017 21 20 95%
Class of 2016 21 19 90.5%
Class of 2015 24 23 96%
Past Three Years 66 62 94%

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Accreditation, Student Outcomes, an Certification