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Why Choose WVU?

We are a Fully Accredited OT Education Program

WVU's Division of Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Program, is accredited 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 MARYLAND 20852-4929. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org. The OT Program at WVU was awarded re-accreditation in 2013. The next scheduled onsite visit for accreditation will be 2023-2024. More information about accreditation can also be found at the AOTA web site: http://www.aota.org

NBCOT Examination Results for Our Students

Graduates are able to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT).The address and telephone number for NBCOT are: National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc., One Bank Street, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878; telephone = (301) 990-7979. More information regarding the exam can be found at http://www.nbcot.org. After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

Prospective students, applicants, and interested parties can review program data results for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.

Note: A felony conviction may impact a graduate’s ability to take the NBCOT (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.) examination and/or obtaining a state license. For further information on NBCOT’s Character Review Program, interested parties can obtain information from that Board on their web site at: http://www.nbcot.org.

Our Students Make it to Graduation

Graduation rates for students in the WVU OT Program are as follows:

Graduation class of 2019 - Admitted = 43, Graduated = 41, Graduation Rate = 95.3%
Graduating class of 2018 - Admitted = 40, Graduated = 39, Graduation Rate = 97.5%
Graduating class of 2017 - Admitted = 40, Graduated = 38, Graduation Rate = 95.0%
Graduating class of 2016 - Admitted = 45, Graduated = 43, Graduation Rate = 96.0%
Graduating class of 2015 - Admitted = 40, Graduated = 39, Graduation Rate = 97.5%

The number of students graduating from the WVU OT Program over the past three years (2017, 2016, 2015) was 120. This number represents 96% of the total original admitted number of 125 students.