The Master of Occupational Therapy prepares students to enter practice in the profession of occupational therapy. Students are prepared as generalists; however, a strong foundation allows for future specialization after graduation. The 73 minimum credit-hour curriculum is completed in two years of full-time academic work plus six months of full-time fieldwork.
Upon satisfactory completion of the curriculum, including level II fieldwork, students are awarded the Master of Occupational Therapy and are eligible to take the certification examination for the occupational therapist, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Successful completion of this examination leads to certification as an occupational therapist and to the title "Occupational Therapist, Registered" (OTR).
Additionally, individual state regulations must be met for the OTR to practice. Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. When applying for state licensure, certification, or registration, a criminal history background check is conducted by the state occupational licensing agency.
A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
University of Indianapolis' NBCOT Pass Rate
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
|Calendar Year (January - December)||2012||2011||2010||3-Year (2010-2012)|
|Total # of Graduates *||52||55||54||161 Total|
|Total # Eligible||29 &||59 #||56 ^||144 Total|
|First Time New Graduate (FTNG) Results|
|Total # of 1st time Test Takers that Passed (NBCOT Data)||28||56||48||132 Total|
|% of 1st-time Test Takers that Passed (NBCOT Data)||96%||95%||86%||92.24% 3-Year Aggregate|
|# of failing students||1||3||8||4|
|% of failing students||3.45%||5%||14%||7.48%|
|Total # Passed from previous year class**||54||54||39||49|
|Total % Passed**||98%||100%||100%||99.33%|
|National Average % of First Time Test Takers that Passed (NBCOT Data)||85%||84%||82%||83.67%|
|% Above National Average||11%||11%||4%||8.57% Above National Average|
* Students completing in December are eligible for the NBCOT examination in January of the following year.
** Includes 1st time test takers and those who required repeat.
& Includes Class of 10/2011
# Includes Class of 10/2010 & 10/2011.
^ Includes Class of 12/2009 & 10/2010.
Class of 12/2012 will reflect in 2013 scoring.
The University of Indianapolis Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-AOTA (2682)