Occupational Therapy Class of 2019

Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

The MOT is being taught out and the program is transitioning to the Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD). The Entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctoral degree program applied for accreditation and on December 2020, was granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

The program must have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

MOT Program Information

Program Accreditation Information

The entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy Program was re-accredited in May 2013, with a full ten year accreditation status through May 2023.The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be eligible 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). In addition, all 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 sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. 

Visit the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education for more information at www.acoteonline.org

Graduates of the MOT programs will be able to take the national certification examination for occupational therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR).

The MOT program is primarily a “Face to Face” (F2F) program where students use the University’s Learning Management System, Canvas, to supplement the F2F learning experience. One core MOT class, Functional Neuroscience, is a distance education (DE) class offered online through Canvas and incorporates best practices in DE, such as having substantial interaction between faculty and students, and incorporating active learning opportunities. The University has a Canvas tutorial in the student’s application registration portal with instructions on how to use the Learning Management System. While in the program students may take occasional hybrid classes taught by other departments. 

NBCOT Exam Results

Data reported here is based on the 2013 ACOTE standard A5.6, and encompasses all Loma Linda University graduates who took the certification examination during the 2013 calendar year.

The NBCOT results may be seen at this link: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

Loma Linda Test Takers reported by NBCOT

    Number of Test Takers Percentage of test takers
Year Number of Test Takers passing within a year passing (May-Dec)
2016 41 39 95%
2017 40 39 98%
2018 53 52 98%
2019 51 51 100%
2020 50 49 98%

Loma Linda University Department of Occupational Therapy Graduation Rates

Loma Linda University is above the national average in acceptance of a diverse group of students. Students come to Loma Linda University from multiple cultural backgrounds, religions, and countries. The table below is a report of graduation rates of the MOT program over the last three years.

Graduation Year

Students Entering/Graduating

Graduation Rate

2017

48/41

85%

2018

57/53

93%

2019

52/50

96%

2020

55/54

98%

Total

212/198

93.4%

*These rates do not reflect students who transitioned into another cohort and successfully graduated from the program.

Loma Linda University is above the national average in regards to acceptance of a diverse group of students. Students come to Loma Linda from various cultural backgrounds, religions, and countries.

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