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Student Outcomes

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.  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 OTD program.

OTD Program: NBCOT Pass Rate (2011 – 2013)
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 2011–2013 was 59 out of 68, which is a pass rate of 86%. During that 3-year time period, the program had 69 graduates.


First Time
Test Takers
First Time
% Passed
First Time
2013 22 22 18 81%
2012 21 21 18 86%
2011 26 25 23 92%
Total 69 68 59 86%

Student Retention and Graduation Rates
OTD 2011-2013: of the 76 students who started the program, 69 graduated with an OTD degree. This demonstrates a 90% retention rate.

Employment Placement
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.

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