Western Michigan University's Department of Occupational Therapy master's degree programs are accredited by:

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Ln, Ste 200
Bethesda MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-AOTA

Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in occupational therapy. After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an occupational therapist, registered. In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice, however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. 

Note:A felony conviction may affect a graduate's eligibility to apply to take  the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Examination for OTR and apply for a  state license to practice as an Occupational Therapist. Please consult with Dr. Ben Atchison to obtain further information. The specific information can be found in the Early Determination and Character Review.

This chart indicates the WMU OT graduation rate for the previous three years: 2014, 2013 and 2012.

YearTotal admittedTotal number of graduatesGraduation rates
2014 96 95 98.9%
2013 96 93 96.9%
2012 88 85 96.6%

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy certification results

For the three most recent calendar years (2011, 2012 and 2013), the performance of the graduates of the occupational therapy program on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy certification examination was as follows:

Test takers
YearTotal first-timeTotal first-time that passedPass rate
2013 82 79 96%
2012 82 68 83%
2011 56 40 71%
Total 220 187 85%