Occupational Therapy

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Nationally accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
 

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Occupational Therapy at Grand Valley State University

The Occupational Therapy Program faculty takes great pride in the quality of graduates that come through our program.

This quality is evident in the following points:

  • 94.0% 3 year aggregate pass rate for first-time test takers (2012, 2013, 2014) on NBCOT National Certification Examination. The overall pass rate for GVSU OT grads during this time was 100%. 
  • 100% of Our Graduates who want to work in the field of occupational therapy are employed in the field
  • 58 Million Dollar State-of-the-Art Facility Including:
    • Patient Simulation Labs
    • Model Living Suite
    • Human Occupations Lab

For Information relating to the MSOT Weekend Program, please click on the 'OT Hybrid Program' tab to the left.

IMPORTANT ADMISSIONS CHANGE:
Admissions deadline for both the traditional and the hybrid program is January 15. It is the candidates responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received and processed by Admissions by the January 15 deadline.

 

All candidates must select one program for which to apply, simultaneous application to both programs is not allowed.

At least 9 credit hours of prerequisites must be completed at the time of application. The elective and the statistics course are not included in this requirement.

The minimum of 50 hours of volunteer experience must be completed at the time of application.

Effective for the Fall of 2016 admissions, a basic statistics course will be required.

 

2014 pass rate data is now available online at https://secure.nbcot.ord/data/schoolstats.aspx

Year

Number of Program Graduates

Number of First-time Test Takers

Number of First-time Test Takers who Passed the Exam

Percentage of First-time Test takers who Passed the Exam

Overall Percentage
of Test Takers who Passed the Exam

 

Average Score for First-time Test Takers who Passed the Exam

2012

27

26

24

92.3%

100%

491

2013

37

37

33

89.2%

 
100 %

482

2014

45

45

44

97.7%

100 %

488

Total

109

108

101

93.5%

 100 %

NA

 

Department of Occupational Therapy
Grand Valley State University
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences
301 Michigan St. NE, Suite 164
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
phone (616) 331-5700
fax (616) 331-5654

Page last modified May 5, 2015