Occupational Therapy

Program Outcomes

Occupational Therapy Graduation Rates

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2014 57/52 94.7%
2013 53/53 100.0%
2012 56/54 96.4%
TOTAL 166/159 95.8%

For NBCOT licensure pass rates, please click on the following link: 



OTD Student Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of the OTD program, graduates will be able to:

1. Demonstrate entry-level occupational therapy clinical skills.*
2. Develop a new or refine an existing program that enhances occupational therapy practice.
3. Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills and insight into one’s professional behaviors to accurately appraise one’s professional disposition strengths and areas for improvement.
4. Demonstrate the ability to practice educative roles for clients, peers, students, and others in community and clinical settings.
5. Influence policy, practice and education by advocating for occupational therapy services for individuals and populations and for the profession. 
6. Demonstrate leadership aptitude and characteristics to assume leadership roles at the local, national and international levels in occupational therapy, health professions, and the community.
7. Develop essential knowledge and skills to contribute to the advancement of occupational therapy through scholarly activities.
8. Apply principles and constructs of ethics to individual, institutional and societal issues, and articulate justifiable resolutions to these issues and act in an ethical manner.

*Goal 1 is assumed to be accomplished by all post professional OTD students.


SPAHP Catalog 2015-16

Professional Certification
Graduates of the entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy pathway are eligible to sit for the
national certification examination for the Occupational Therapist, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®)
12 S. Summit Avenue, Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Tel: 301.990.7979
Fax: 301.869.8492

After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be certified as an occupational therapist, Registered (OTR). Many states require licensure in order to practice. However, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Where licensure and/or state regulatory laws are in effect, therapists must follow state guidelines.