MSOT Accreditation and Program Outcomes

ASOT’s MSOT entry-level program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814. ACOTE telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA.

Additional information regarding occupational therapy practice in Kentucky may be obtained from the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association or the Kentucky Board of Licensure in Occupational Therapy.

National Board for Certification

Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate is credentialed to use the title of Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. In order to be eligible to sit for the NBCOT examination, and become licensed in the state, an individual must graduate with a master’s degree from an accredited program. Spalding University’s ASOT MSOT entry-level program is a great choice for achieving this career goal.

The NBCOT display on the ASOT program’s certification exam results posted at  Data will be populated in the link during the first quarter of 2014 beginning with 2013 testing data.  By definition, candidates are labeled NG from their date of graduation through the next 365 days.



Spalding University’s ASOT Graduate NBCOT Three Year Pass Rate:

Year Number of Program Graduates Number of first-time exam takers Number of first-time exam takers who passed the exam Percentage of first-time exam takers who passed the exam Percentage of all exam takers who passed within 12 months of graduation
2010 38 38 28 74% 95%
2011 36 35 28 80% 97%
2012 40 40 34 85% 97%
Total 3-year 114 113 90 80% 96%


Graduation Rates

2012-13 academic year MSOT graduation rate: 89%. Over the 30-month course of the program, seven students withdrew from the program for academic, financial or personal reasons.