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OT student working with a senior citizen in service learning course.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program is fully approved and registered by the New York State Education Department. The program offers two curriculum paths (BS/MS-OT & MS-OT) that culminate in the entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) 
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Telephone: 301-652-AOTA (2682)
Web: www.acoteonline.org

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). 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.

The ACOTE accreditation standards provide the basis for the occupational therapy degree program competencies.

World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)

The D'Youville Occupational Therapy Program is also approved by The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). 

More information about WFOT can be found on www.wfot.org.