BS/MS in Occupational Therapy Curriculum
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Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Students must pass a certification exam to obtain a license to practice. The National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) develops the examination to certify the attainment of an entry-level knowledge base for practice. A felony or illness that is considered a potential danger to the public may prevent an individual from practice in occupational therapy.
From 2010 to 2012, 112 students graduated from Mount Mary College's occupational therapy program. 110 students sat for the NBCOT National Certification Exam in order to obtain certification to practice as registered occupational therapists. Of the 110 candidates who sat for the exam, 74 passed on the first attempt, which is a pass rate of 67 percent. 87 percent of students passed the certification exam within one year of graduation during this time period. The pass rate for all test takers nationally ranged from 82 to 85 percent in 2010-2012.