The College announced that its master’s-level occupational therapy pass rate for 2016 is 100%, as designated by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Inc. (NBCOT).
NBCOT is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational-therapy profession, setting a world-class standard for certification of occupational-therapy practitioners. It also works with state regulatory authorities and employers, providing information on credentials and professional conduct. NBCOT develops, administers, and continually reviews its certification process based on current and valid standards that provide reliable indicators of competence for the practice of occupational therapy.
Occupational therapists are healthcare professionals, committed to providing safe and effective occupational-therapy services to children, adults, the elderly, and communities. NBCOT initial certification is a requisite for licensure in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
“As 2017 marks the 100th year of the existence of occupational therapy, this achievement underscores the centennial vision for the practice,” says Dean of the School of Health Sciences Cesarina Thompson.
In addition to the master’s-level OT program at AIC, the college launched a new online post-professional occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) program last fall. The online program, approved by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, is designed to create faculty and educator leaders for the future who incorporate their occupational-therapy knowledge with experience from clinical practice, research, education, and advocacy while integrating the core philosophy of the profession.
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