School of Health Professions

Accreditation Information

Department of Occupational Therapy


The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

ACOTE c/o Accreditation Department American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

6116 Executive Blvd
Suite 200 
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852-4929


Program Outcomes

Program results from the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

Graduation Rate

The total number of graduates from the UT Health San Antonio Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program during the three-year period of 2020-2022 was 83.

Graduation Year Total of Program Graduates
Per Year
Graduation Rate
By Cohort Graduating/Entering
2020 With the transition to the OTD, we did not have a 2020 graduating class


2021 42

100% (On-time Graduates only)

2022 41

93% (On-time Graduates) 



Institutional accreditation

UT Health San Antonio is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, to award certificates and baccalaureate, master's, doctoral and professional degrees. The institution was last reviewed and reaffirmed in 2018. The institution's accreditation extends through 2028 and includes all programs offered on the institution's main campus as well as those offered at all extended program sites.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur,  GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Health Science Center. Note: The Commission should only be contacted 1) to learn about the institution's accreditation status, 2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution's accreditation review, or 3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. All normal inquiries about admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to the Health Science Center and not the Commission's office.