Graduates Engage in Scholarship Activities While Enrolled in the OT Program
78% presented at a state and/or national conference
69% submitted a manuscript for publication
58% served in a leadership role
30% applied for a grant to support their research
Graduates are Eligible to take the NBCOT Examination
Students must complete all graduation, fieldwork, and capstone rotation requirements in a timely manner. Students must complete Level II fieldwork and experiential requirements within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program and prior to engaging in the residency component of the curriculum. NAU’s graduates are eligible to sit for the 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.
A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. Visit the NBCOT website for more details.
NAU OT Graduate Outcomes
The table below displays the three-year graduation and retention rates, and NBCOT certification examination results, and the percentage of graduates who obtain an Arizona licensure after graduation.
*Within one-year of graduation.
** In progress.
For official NBCOT data results, please visit: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.
For more information on Arizona licensing requirements please contact the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners at 602-589-8352 or online at https://ot.az.gov/.
For those interested in licensing requirements outside the state of Arizona please visit the NBCOT OT STATE Regulatory Board Contact List at the NBCOT website.