OTA Program Accreditation Information
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|
OTA Program Outcomes
The total number of graduates during the 3-year period of 2019-2021 was 60 with an overall graduation rate of 83%.
|Graduation Year||Students Graduating / Admitted||Graduation Rate|
|2019||17 / 19||90%|
|2020||15 / 19||79%|
|2021||18 / 22||82%|
|Total||50 / 60||83%|
Program results 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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To inquire about the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, please contact Tonya Curles.