Accreditation

Master of Occupational Therapy Accreditation
The entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Kansas is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Documents relating to accreditation status are available at the department office by request. Information for students.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy
The entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program has been granted candidacy and is in phase two of pre-accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Candidacy is issued to occupational therapy programs that demonstrate adequate resources to implement a doctorate program in occupational therapy such as curriculum, faculty resources and fieldwork educational opportunities.

At this stage, the University of Kansas is eligible to admit students into the KU doctorate program in occupational therapy which will begin fall semester 2019. To continue the accreditation process, KU will submit a self-study report November 1, 2021 followed by an ACOTE review of the KU program/facilities through an onsite accreditation visit. Accreditation will be in place at KU prior to the first cohort of students graduating from the doctorate program in occupational therapy in 2022.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
C/O AOTA
301-652-AOTA
301-652-6611

ACOTEonline.org

Certification
After completing all entry-level program requirements, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy exam which is required for licensure in all states.

A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the certification exam. For more specific information regarding eligibility, visit nbcot.org.

Last modified: Feb 27, 2018

Application window:
Application materials are accepted Aug. 1–Dec. 1 for the class entering the program the following summer. All application materials must be received by December 1 for an application to be complete and qualified for review.

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