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Welcome to the Department of Occupational Science
and Occupational Therapy

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Combined BS in Occupational Science/ Occupational Therapy Doctorate

For students seeking an entry-level Occupational Therapy degree

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Online Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate

For occupational therapists seeking a clinical doctorate

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PhD in Rehabilitation and Health Sciences

For students seeking to advance their professional career path

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Curriculum Design

A Program of Student Success

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Graduation Rates and National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Examination Results


Graduation Year Students Admitted Students Graduated Graduation Rate NBCOT Exam Pass Rate
2021 71 70 99% 98%
2022 74 73 99% 96%
2023 55 48 87% 93%
3 Yr Total or Average 200 191 95% 96%

The total number of graduates from Eastern Kentucky University Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2020-2022 was 216 with an overall graduation rate of 99 percent!

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
One Bank Street, Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 301-990-7979

A listing of all state’s occupational therapy regulatory bodies can be found at the NBCOT website.

A Program of Accreditation

ACOTE Accreditation Information

The MS in Occupational Therapy Program and the OTD professional program are both accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). For more information visit ACOTE Online. Graduates of both programs 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.

ACOTE Contact Information:

7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 510E
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 652-6611

Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

521 Lancaster Avenue
Dizney 103
Richmond, KY 40475-3102
Phone: 859-622-3300

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