The Occupational Therapy Program at San José State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The address is 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE's telephone number, c/o AOTA, is (301) 652 - AOTA. It is the oldest accredited Occupational Therapy program in the California State University system.
Our Impressive Accreditation
SJSU's program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). In 2016 the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) awarded us a 10-year accreditation based on the strength of our academic program. This is the longest accreditation period awarded and we are incredibly proud of this accomplishment. Learn more about ACOTE at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929, by calling, c/o AOTA, (301) 652 - AOTA or by visiting www.acoteonline.org.
Learn More About Our Programs
OTD Program (Launched in Spring 2023!)
"Our doctoral program in occupational therapy is on track to accept its first group of students in the 2022-23 academic year, and we now are in active discussions with our colleagues in the University of California system about several possible new joint Ph.D. programs." - SJSU President Mary Papazian
Fieldwork provides the opportunity for students to gradually become independent practitioners and to achieve entry-level competency. The six-month fieldwork experience places students at two clinic sites, each for three months. The SJSU Occupational Therapy Program has developed affiliations with over 250 clinical education programs. All fieldwork must be completed within 24 months of completion of coursework.
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 graduate will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination.