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Student Outcomes

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. Program performance data on the NBCOT National Certification Exam for all schools is available on the NBCOT website and is summarized below for Belmont's MSOT program.

MSOT Program: NBCOT Pass rate (2011-2013) 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 2011-2013 was 77 out of 84, which is a pass rate of 91%.  During that 3 year time period, the program had 90 graduates.


First Time
Test Takers
First Time
% Passed
First Time
2013 32 25 23 92%
2012 27 29 26 89%
2011 31 30 28 93%
Total 90 84 77 91%

Student Retention and Graduation Rates
MSOT 2011-2013: of the 96 students who started the program, 90 graduated with an MSOT degree. This demonstrates a 93% retention rate.

Employment Placement
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.

NBCOT is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession. Click here for more information or contact The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy 12 South Summit Ave. Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150, phone (301) 990-7979, fax (301) 869-8492.

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