Schools

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) of the American Occupational Therapy Association is officially recognized as the accrediting agency for entry-level educational programs for the occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant in the United States and its territories. The School Directory lists the degree level, the institution type, the program’s contact information, the accreditation status, and the accreditation term, including the academic year the next on-site evaluation is anticipated. On-site evaluations for program accreditation are typically conducted at 5- or 7-year intervals for initial accreditation and 5-, 7-, or 10-year intervals for continuing accreditation. See ACOTE Program Status Definitions for an explanation of ACOTE accreditation statuses.

Can’t find the program you’re looking for? Try searching under “All Degree Levels” or, for previously accredited programs, search “Historical Lists of Accredited Programs” or “Closed OT/OTA Programs” below.

Additional School Lists and Information

 

Post-Professional OT Programs

Post-professional OT programs for current OTs are not eligible for accreditation by ACOTE, but are listed on AOTA’s Find a School page.

Numbers of Programs in the Accreditation Process:

Program Status

OT Doctoral

OT Master’s

OTA Baccalaureate

OTA Associate

Total

Accredited

52

173*

1

222**

448

Candidate or Preaccreditation

73

8

5

8

94

Applicant

71

28

13

16

128

Total

196

209

19

246

670

*Of the total, 38 accredited master’s degree programs are transitioning to the doctoral degree level.

**Of the total, 4 accredited associate degree programs are transitioning to the baccalaureate degree level.