Belmont University and the School of Occupational Therapy are committed to the successful outcomes of each of the occupational therapy students and graduates. The process for measuring success is determined in a number of different methods. Program evaluation looks at student retention and graduation rates, pass rates on National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy, and employment placement.
MSOT Program: NBCOT Pass rate (2010-2012) The total number of graduates who passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination as first time new graduate test takers in 2010-2012 was 80 out of 88, which is a pass rate of 91% (The national pass rate during 2010-2012 was 83.61%). During that 3 year time period, the program had 86 graduates.
Student Retention and Graduation Rates
For the year 2011, there were 93 students enrolled and 2 students withdrew from the program. The overall retention rate was 98%.
The MSOT and OTD graduates typically have job offers at the time of graduation in the chosen Occupational Therapy field. Employment placements include hospitals, school systems, rehabilitation centers, long term care facilities, out-patient clinics and other settings.