There are several curricula in the University of Minnesota’s Occupational Therapy program: the Entry-level Doctorate (OTD), Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) and a partnership with the Rehabilitation Science graduate program (PhD) for students wishing to become an OT educator or researcher. Many faculty also serve on the Rehabilitation Science faculty, a research-based graduate program.
The Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota has received candidacy status for an entry-level OTD program by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 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 program will now complete a pre-accreditation review, an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before graduates will be eligible to take 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).
The University of Minnesota’s MOT program is fully accredited by ACOTE. The MOT program is not accepting new students in that it is in the process of transitioning to the doctoral degree. MOT 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).
In the Fall of 2019, the Occupational Therapy program enrolled its first class in a professional doctorate program.
Because the OTD program is new to the University of Minnesota, we presently have no past record of OTD student performance on the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) NBCOT ge scores can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx