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 (2017, 2018, 2019), the average pass rate is 96%.
MHPC OTA students graduate in December, and therefore they do not sit for the certification exam until the following calendar year. For example, students who graduated in December 2018 sit for the NBCOT exam during the calendar year 2019.
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%
TOTAL 2017-2019: overall 98% graduation rate