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:

  • Address:
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • ACOTE c/o AOTA
  • 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
  • North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
  • Phone: 301-652-2682
  • Website: 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.

Contact information:

  • 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, 268 students have successfully graduated from the James Madison University Master of Occupational Therapy Program. During the last three-year period of 2017-2019, sixty-nine (69) students graduated, with an overall graduation rate of 97%.

student graduation data by academic year
Graduation (Cohort) Year Number of Students Entering Cohort Number of Students Graduating from Cohort Graduation Rates
Class of 2017 21 20 95%
Class of 2018 24 22 92%
Class of 2019 24 25* 100%
Past Three Years 69
67 97%

*student reentered program into subsequent cohort