Other  |   November 2014
List of Educational Programs in Occupational Therapy
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Education of OTs and OTAs / The Association
Other   |   November 2014
List of Educational Programs in Occupational Therapy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2014, Vol. 68, S46-S60. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.686S10
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2014, Vol. 68, S46-S60. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.686S10
The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is officially recognized as the accrediting agency for entry-level educational programs for the occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant in the United States and its territories. The U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation require that a list of accredited educational programs be published annually.
The following entry-level programs are accredited by ACOTE. The status of accreditation includes the following categories:
  • Accreditation—The program is in substantial compliance with the 2011 ACOTE Standards (hereafter called the Standards; AOTA, 2012).

  • Probationary Accreditation—At the occasion of its most recent review, the program was not in substantial compliance with one or more of the Standards.

  • Administrative Probationary Accreditation—The program does not comply with one or more of the administrative requirements for maintaining accreditation, such as timely payment of an accreditation fee or timely submission of a required report.

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