ATLANTA—The 2020 graduates of the master’s of occupational therapy program in Georgia State University’s Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions has earned a 100 percent pass rate on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination.
The NBCOT certification is required for all occupational therapists nationwide. The graduates, now registered occupational therapists, may apply for licensure in Georgia or other states.
“It is a remarkable achievement that these occupational therapy graduates maintained a 100 percent pass rate, as the pandemic delayed clinical placements and the graduation,” said Kinsuk Maitra, chair and professor of Occupational Therapy. “We are very proud of the hard work of our faculty, staff and students.”
“Congratulations to the Occupational Therapy Department on another perfect pass rate,” said Huanbiao Mo, dean of the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions. “Thank you and your faculty and staff for the efforts in growing this high-quality OT program.”
The Lewis College started the occupational therapy program in 2016 and enrolled its first class in 2017. Georgia State will begin offering the doctor of occupational therapy degree in 2021. Its 24-month occupational therapy master’s degree program is the only such program available in a public university in metro Atlanta and is one of three state-wide.