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Dr. Carol Cote, Chair & Program Director
Department Faculty: Associate Professors - Carol Cote, Marlene J. Morgan, Carol Reinson; Assistant Professors – Michael A. Bermudez, Deborah Budash, Karen L. Brady, Julie A. Nastasi; Faculty Specialists - Chandra Dombroski, Julia Guzman, Lisa Kozden, William L. Lambert, Patricia Wisniewski.
The Entry Level Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s phone number is c/o AOTA (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is WWW.ACOTEONLINE.ORG.
Graduates of the program who have completed all academic and fieldwork requirements are able 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 examination, the individual is an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). It should be noted that candidates will need to provide documentation of all graduation and credentialing requirements, including certification/licensure. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the certification examination or attain state licensure. Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.