Health Professions: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Prepare for a rewarding career assisting patients who have physical or mental disabilities in becoming independent with daily living skills.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by:
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Lane Ste 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone: (301) 652-2682
Next Site Visit 2022/23
National Certification for COTA
- Graduates of the OTA 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).
successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified
Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) (NBCOT website).
- Most states require
licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually
based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.
- Note: A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit
for the NBOCT certification exam or attain the state licensure.
- Note: All OTA students must complete Level II
Fieldwork within 18 months following completion of academic preparation.
Outcome Data 2012-2014
|Total number of program graduates
|Total number of first-time test-takers of the NBCOT exam
|Total number of first-time test takers who passed the NBCOT certification exam
|First-time test-takers pass rate 2012-2014
|First year test-takers pass rate 2012-2014
|Student retention rate 2012-2014
Jobs after graduating.
Between 2012 and 2014, 90% of all graduates who sought
employment found jobs within six months of graduating the program.