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Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, Master of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Occupational Therapy Programs are Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE; http://www.acoteonline.org) accredited programs of study for entry-level occupational therapists. ACOTE is part of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's phone number, c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA

Graduation from these ACOTE accredited programs in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences allows students to sit for the national board examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Students' outcomes on NBCOT certification exam and graduation rates for both: a) Entry Level Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) and b) Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Entry Level) are listed below. Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at:https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx. 

 Students should note that requirements for professional licensure can vary drastically by state.  Because these requirements can change frequently and often without notice, it is strongly encouraged and is the responsibility of students to ensure that the degree they earn will meet requirements for licensure in the state in which they seek to be licensed. The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences cannot confirm whether its Master of Occupational Therapy Program and Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program degrees meet all of the licensure requirements in a student’s state of residence.  Students should refer to their state licensing body for further information.  For licensing board contact information and approval status, these links will provide students initial contact information (https://www.aota.org/Advocacy-Policy/State-Policy/Licensure/StateRegs.aspx or https://www.occupationaltherapy.com/state-licensure-boards). 

NSU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097. Phone (404) 679-4501) to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. For additional information please visit:  http://sacscoc.org/

A. ENTRY LEVEL MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (MOT)

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2014 58/60 92%
2015 50/50 100%
2016 47/50 94%
Total 155/160 97%

The total number of graduates from the Nova Southeastern University Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2014-2016 was 160 with an overall graduation rate of 97%.

B. DOCTOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (ENTRY LEVEL) 

The total number of graduates from the Nova Southeastern University-Tampa Entry Level Doctorate (O.T.D) Program during the 2-year period of 2015-2016 was 34 with an overall graduation rate of 85%.

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2016 20/19 95%
2015 20/15 75%
Total 20/34

85%

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