Belmont University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Belmont University.
Belmont University’s Occupational Therapy programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE); 4720 Montgomery Lane; Suite 200; Bethesda, MD 20824-3449; 301-652-2682; http://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Accreditation.aspx.
Graduates are able 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 individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.
Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to be eligible to take the national certification examination or obtain state licensure.