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  • The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program at Russell Sage College is registered with the New York State Education Department and has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org

    The program must be granted Candidacy Status, have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

    Graduation Rate

    The Program’s overall pass rate for the 2022 graduating cohorts and beyond will be posted following the accreditation review and NBCOT examinations. Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) will be posted online beginning after Summer 2022 at
    https://www.nbcot.org/Educators/Home#SchoolPerformance

    Graduating cohorts of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, beginning in 2022, will be reported on as a percentage of students who progressed to graduation (the number of students graduating divided by the number of students in program). While the majority of students enroll in the program full-time, some choose a part-time track.*

    Graduation YearStudents Entering/GraduatingGraduation Rate
    20218TBD
    2022TBDTBD
    2023TBDTBD
    Total/GraduatingTotal %

    * Some students who entered the program part-time in these years are still working toward their degrees.