Accreditation

The Sage Colleges Occupational Therapy Program is registered with the NYS Education Department and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.

The most recent reaccredidation was granted in May 2007. Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the national certification exam that is administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice occupational therapy; however state licenses are usually based on the results of the national certification exam. A felony conviction may affect a graduates ability to sit for the certification exam or to attain state licensure.


The total number of graduates who passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination as first-time new graduate test takers in 2011-13 was 76 out of 83, which is a pass rate of 92%. During that 3-year time period, the program had 84 graduates.

The Program's overall pass rate for the 2013 time period was 100% (first-time test-takers and test-retakers). NBCOT comparison data can be found at:  https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

Graduation Rate

For the 3 most recent graduating cohorts (entry into OT program 2008-2010) 91% of students progressed to graduation (86 of 95).

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