ATLANTA–The inaugural graduates of the master’s of occupational therapy (O.T./M.) program in the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University has earned a 100 percent pass rate on the 2019 National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination.
The NBCOT certification is required for occupational therapists nationwide. The graduates, now registered occupational therapists, may apply for licensure in Georgia or other states.
“This is incredible for a new program,” said Kinsuk Maitra, chair and professor of occupational therapy. “I am very proud of the hard work of our faculty, staff and the students. I am also very grateful for the excellent support of the dean’s office and the university.”
“We are pleased with the outstanding pass rates of our first OT graduates. The result is truly a reflection of the quality of the program and its faculty,” said Huanbiao Mo, interim dean of the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions.
The Lewis College started the OT program in 2016 and enrolled its first class in 2017.
Georgia State’s 24-month O.T./M. degree program is the only occupational therapy program available in a public university in metro Atlanta and one of only three programs in Georgia.