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Accreditation and Credentials

Occupational Therapy Program Accreditation and Credentials


  • The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929 (previously 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814). AOTA members may call 1-800-SAY-AOTA (729-2682) and non-members may call 301-652-6611. . For more information on ACOTE, please visit www.acoteonline.org
  • The BS/MS in Occupational Therapy is conferred when the Department of Occupational Therapy requirements are fulfilled, including successful completion of all Occupational Therapy major discipline requirements, in addition to York College's General Education Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree.
  • Certification: Upon completion of all requirements, the graduate is permitted to sit for the certification examination of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
  • Licensure: Upon completion of all requirements, the graduate is permitted to apply to the New York State Education Department for licensure as a Registered Occupational Therapist.

Please note: A felony conviction may preclude an individual from taking the certifying examination and obtaining a license to practice.