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Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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The esteemed Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy was established in 1976 and has grown to offer a continuum of programs for those wanting to become an occupational therapist and for occupational therapists wanting to continue their education.

We offer:

A Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science degree

  • Graduates seamlessly progress into our entry-level occupational therapy graduate program

An entry-level graduate occupational therapy program

  • We are currently transitioning from an entry-level Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy to an entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree. See more information below.

A post-professional OTD degree

  • This is a post-professional online program for those already holding an entry-level, professional degree in occupational therapy.

A doctorate in Rehabilitation Sciences, in collaboration with the University of Kentucky

  • This is an in-person post-professional, interdisciplinary program for those already holding an entry-level, professional degree in occupational therapy.

Minors and certificates

 Attention Spring 2020 applicants:

  • Students (pre-OS undergraduates) who apply in March 2020 for the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science degree will be the last class who will graduate with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy. These students will obtain the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science degree in addition to the Masters of Science in OT.
  • Applicants who already hold a baccalaureate degree (transition/ second degree option) will be the first class of students in the new entry-level OTD program (pending ACOTE candidacy approval). These students will obtain the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science degree in addition to the OTD.

 

NBCOT Exam Information

 

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

The total number of graduates from Eastern Kentucky University Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2016-2018 was 209 with an overall graduation rate of 96%.

2016-2018 Graduation Retention and NBCOT Exam pass rates
Graduation Year Number of Students Admitted Number of Students Graduating Graduation Rate Percentage of first-time test takers who passed the exam
2016 69 66 96% 92%
2017 70 68 97% 99%
2018 70 68 97% 99%
3 Yr Total 209 202 96.6% 96.6%

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://www.nbcot.org/Educators/Home#SchoolPerformance

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's web site at http://www.nbcot.org

 

ACOTE Accreditation Information:
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