Sargent College Policy

Boston University, including the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Sargent College professional programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); or the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245;;

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College’s entry-level Occupational Therapy master’s degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. AOTA’s telephone number is 301-652-2682, and its website is In December 2011, ACOTE awarded Boston University Sargent College full reaccreditation for 10 years, through academic year 2021/2022, for substantial compliance with the Accreditation Standards for a Master’s-Degree-Level Educational Program for the Occupational Therapist.

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). Most states will require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.