Belmont University and the School of Occupational Therapy are committed to the success of each of our occupational therapy students and graduates. The process for measuring success is determined by a number of different methods. Program evaluation looks at student retention and graduation rates, pass rates on National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam, and employment placement.
OTD Program: NBCOT Pass Rate (2010 – 2012)
The total number of graduates who passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination as first-time new graduate test takers in 2010–2012 was 57 out of 67, which is a pass rate of 85%. During that 3-year time period, the program had 69 graduates.
Student Retention and Graduation Rates
OTD 2010-2012: of the 79 students who started the program, 69 graduated with an OTD degree. This demonstrates a 87% retention rate.
The OTD graduate typically has job offers at the time of graduation in Occupational Therapy. Employment placements include hospitals, school systems, rehabilitation centers, long term care facilities, out-patient clinics and other settings.