OTA Accreditation Status


Effective December 4, 2017, Central Methodist University Occupational Therapy Assistant program has been granted Pre-Accreditation Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Candidacy Status is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidacy Status is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.  An on‑site evaluation will be conducted before the first class completes the academic curriculum.

All accreditation queries may be sent directly to Rebbecca Fenton, the OTA Program Director at rfenton@centralmethodist.edu.

Additional information can be obtained from Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number is (301) 652-AOTA and the website is www.acoteonline.org.