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.

Program Outcomes

The total number of graduates from the Spalding university Master of Occupational Therapy program during the the 3-year period of 2012-2014 was 185 with an overall graduation rate of 97%.

Graduation Year Students Entering / Graduating
Graduation Rate
2012 39/39 95%
2013 75/72 96%
2014 77/76 98%
Total 191/185 97%

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at

Evidence-Based Practice Outcomes

Graduates ensure occupational therapy’s distinct value through evidence-based practice. Presentation materials for conferences over the last three years are available to view here.