CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy 2018–2019 181 Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.)—Tampa Accreditation, National Examinations, and Licensure The entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy 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. Academic Promotions and Progression The progress of each student through the curriculum requires continuous satisfactory academic performance. Students must complete all courses according to the lockstep schedule. This means that students must complete all requirements of the preceding semester before going to the next semester by complying with the following academic policies. Grading Policies and Procedures Grading for Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) students is based on a scale of 0–100 percent. P or Pass 75 percent or above for all courses F or Fail Below 75 percent for all courses Grading for all OTD prefix courses is based on an alpha scale as shown. Alpha Grade A B C F Quality Points 4.0 3.0 2.0 0.0 Percent 90–100 80–89 70–79 0–69 Remediation/Retake Policy, if Applicable The O.T.D. Program abides by the CHCS Remediation Policy. Review the Academic Standing section of this handbook for details. A student who receives a failing course grade may be offered an opportunity to remediate the course through the appropriate mechanism, which may include taking and passing a comprehensive reexamination for that course. The opportunity to remediate an individual course is dependent upon the discretion of the course professor. Remediation examination must occur within five business days after the course ends, unless a justifiable exception necessitates adjustment to that timeline. Justifiable exceptions,