Accreditation and Outcomes
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. ACOTE's telephone number, c/o AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA, and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.
The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.) program is a rigorous program with high expectations for students' performance. The total number of graduates from the Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2021 – 2023 was 173, with an overall graduation rate of 97.7%.
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Graduates of the program will be 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 will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. Pass rate reports can be found here »
The six-semester, 84-credit M.S.O.T. program offers a unique blend of experiential and academic experiences with a community and entrepreneurship model. Through this dynamic interplay, students are well prepared to begin professional practice as entry-level occupational therapists.
Upon completion of the Seton Hall Occupational Therapy curriculum, students will be competent entry-level ethical practitioners, contributors, managers and servant leaders who work collaboratively in interprofessional healthcare arenas.
- Practitioner: Students will engage in occupational therapy process that integrates environmental factors, activities, occupations and body structures and functions for the promotion of everyday functional performance and participation.
- Contributor: Students will use research evidence to inform occupational therapy interventions, to advocate for clients and the profession and to educate clients and families.
- Manager: Students will apply management principles and strategies to direct occupational therapy services, to promote interprofessional practice and to ensure legal and ethical practice.
- Servant Leader: Students will collaborate with community agencies and other professionals to identify strengths and challenges to health and wellness, occupational-justice issues and activity and participation and advocacy needs of underserved populations. Students will develop and apply occupation-based strategies to address identified needs.
Seton Hall University embraces the principle that effective and meaningful assessment is an integral part of the educational process. This principle is at the heart of our commitment to meet our responsibilities to our students, professions, and the communities that we serve. University Assessment Site »