OTA Program Accreditation Information

Accreditation

Albany State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Albany State University.

The associate-degree-level occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for 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 c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. 

Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools Commission on Colleges
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
of the American Occupational Therapy Association
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200,
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
(404) 679-4500 (301) 652-AOTA / (301) 652-2682
http://sacscoc.org/ www.acoteonline.org

 

OTA Program Outcomes

Graduation Rate

The total number of graduates during the 3-year period of 2018-2020 was 58 with an overall graduation rate of 88%.

Graduation Year Students Graduating / Admitted Graduation Rate
2018 19 / 20 95%
2019 17 / 19 90%
2020 15 / 19 79%
Total 51 / 58 88%

 

Pass RateS

Pass rates from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx


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