The Occupational Therapy program at The Sage Colleges, which is accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association (ACOTE), achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Certification Exam in 2015 through 2018, according to the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.


For admission to the Occupational Therapy program, students must earn a minimum overall 3.25 GPA in undergraduate coursework and complete the following prerequisite courses.

Please note that a 3.0 average in OT Program Science Prerequisites (Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2 and Physics) is required for admission.

OT Program Prerequisites (completed prior to entry into the graduate OT Program)

  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II (with labs)
  • Physics I (with lab)
  • Introduction to Psychology (General Psychology)
  • Human Development (Lifespan Development)
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Statistics
  • 3 credits of Sociology or Anthropology

Additionally, students should complete and document a minimum of 20 hours of clinical observation under the supervision of an occupational therapist prior to beginning the professional program.

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, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20852. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-6611 and its Web address is