CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

174 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy 2018–2019 Department of Occupational Therapy Accreditation, National Examinations, and Licensure The entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number, care of AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA. 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, most 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. Grading Policies and Procedures Grading for Master of Occupational Therapy students is based on a scale of 0–100 percent. P or Pass C+ (78 percent) or above for all OCT prefix courses to maintain progress in the academic curriculum. Exception: a grade of C (70 percent) for the anatomy, physiology, and neuroanatomy courses. F or Fail Below a C+ (78 percent) for each OCT prefix and below a C (70 percent) for anatomy, physiology, and neuroanatomy courses Grading for all OCT prefix courses is based on an alpha scale as shown. Alpha Grade A A- B+ B B- C+ F Scale 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 0.0 Percent 94–100 90–93 87–89 83–86 80–82 78–79 0–77 Master of Occupational Therapy students must maintain at a minimum an overall grade point average of C+ , which is 78 percent, to show continuous satisfactory academic performance. See Academic Promotions and Progression. The maximum final grade that M.O.T. students may earn on any didactic course after any remediation will be a C+ ( E ).