Individuals will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) upon successful completion of coursework and passing of the national certification exam. In addition, Missouri requires licensure to practice; however, acquisition of a state license is based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.
A felony conviction may affect a student’s ability to secure a clinical fieldwork rotation and/or graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Exam or attain State Licensure.
For the three most recent calendar years (2018, 2019, 2020), the average pass rate is 84%.
The total number of graduates from the Missouri Health Professions Consortium Occupational Therapy Assistant program during the three most recent calendar years (2017, 2018, 2019) overall graduation rate of 98%.
2016: 43 entered/38 graduated for graduation rate of 88%
2017: 46 entered/43 graduated for graduation rate of 93%
2018: 52 entered/49 graduated for graduation rate of 94%
2019: 34 entered/34 graduated for graduation rate of 100%
2020: 31 entered/ scheduled to graduate August 2021
TOTAL 2017-2019: overall 98% graduation rate