OTA Accreditation & Program Outcomes

CMU accepted its final Associate of Applied Science OTA Cohort in Spring 2020.

CMU is currently Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), for a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) degree. This degree educates students to work under the supervision and in cooperation with an occupational therapist (OT) to help people across the lifespan engage in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities called occupations.

This major prepares you to work in various settings that include hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, sub-acute facilities, psychiatric and community-based programs, schools, nursing homes, private practice and other emerging practice areas.

Students may be admitted to CMU to complete general education and OTA prerequisite courses. Students interested in the CMU OTA program may formally apply for the Fall Cohort.

Accreditation status a may be viewed at; www.acoteonline.org

OTA Associate Level Program Outcomes

Graduation Year Students Entering / Graduating Graduation Rates NBCOT % Passing
2022 0/0**** **** ****
2021 2/2 100% ***
2020 2/1** 50%** 100%
2019* 2 / * * *
2018 3 / 3 100% 100%

**** No students admitted or graduated in 2022. The last AAS OTA cohort graduated in 2021; the first BS OTA cohort entered in 2021. There were not enough applications for a 2022 BS OTA cohort.

*** As of spring 2023, the 2021 graduating cohort has not taken the NBCOT exam.

**One student changed majors and chose to complete and BSN degree

*Students accepted into the 2019 OTA Program Cohort transferred to other Universities; one student changed majors and the other was accepted into an MSOT program after her third semester in the OTA program.

Accreditation Requirements

A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Students must complete all graduation and fieldwork requirements in a timely manner. Students are required to complete Level II fieldwork within 18 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.

Additional information can be obtained from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, 720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, Md. 20814-3449

ACOTE's telephone number is (301) 652-AOTA and the website is https://acoteonline.org/