Accreditation & Outcomes


The Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program was approved in 2008 by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and initially accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy (ACOTE) in 2011. In December of 2017, the RU MOT program was fully reaccredited by ACOTE.

In April of 2019, the MOT program at our Roanoke location (Radford University Carilion - RUC) was fully accredited by ACOTE as well.

ACOTE can be contacted by postal mail at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852-4929, or by telephone at 301-652-AOTA. The Council's web address is

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The total number of graduates from the Radford University Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2019-2021 was 118/123, with an overall retention rate of 96%.  Many students have job offers by the time they graduate and the majority of students secure full-time employment within 2-4 months following graduation (delays in employment are largely due to studying for and taking the NBCOT exam first).

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Program Statistics


Graduation YearStudents Entering/GraduatingGraduation RateNBCOT Exam Pass Rate 
2019 42/4198%93%  
2021 May41/3995%100%  
2021 Dec. 40/3895%97%
2022 44/4091%No Current Data
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National Certification

Graduates of the RU MOT program site for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam following graduation and after confirmation of meeting all exam eligibility criteria, including successful completion of all level II fieldwork components. Students can find out more about examination elibility criteria and associated costs by visiting Prospective students who have any questionable criminal or professional records are encouraged to utilize NBCOT's early determination and associated character review in order to determine whether elibility to take the exam at the end of the program is potentially in jeopardy. We highly recommend to initiate this process before enrollment. 

The program's pass rates on the NBCOT exam are published on NBCOT's website and can be accessed by following this link:

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State Licensure

Occupational Therapy practice is regulated in all 50 states, requiring licensure to practice in each state, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The primary purpose of licensure is to protect the consumer and ensure that each licensed practitioner is credientialed and qualified to practice Occupational Therapy. Each states has its own licensure and licensure renewal requirements, as well as payment structures, which are governed by an entitiy that issues licenses (e.g. Board of Occupational Therpay, Board of Medicine, etc.).

In order to find out how to obtain a license in the state of Virginia, please visit the Virginia Board of Medicine website.

In order to find out how to obtain a license in all other states, please visit the State Occupational Therapy Regulatory Authority Contact Information.