National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

The Indiana State University OT Program is accredited, and graduates of this program are eligible to take the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapist.

  • Administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)  

    • Criminal background check
      • Students with a criminal background should check with the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy before applying to the Master’s program to see if they are eligible to be certified as an occupational therapist.  Please note: individuals with a felony conviction may not be able to sit for the national certification exam and will therefore not be credentialed.
    • Character Review process
  • After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).
  • Most states also require licensure to practice with state licenses usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.
  • ​​Graduation Rates 
  • School performance

Admission Statistics

Number of Applicants 235
Number of New Entrants 30
Indiana Residents 20
Non-Indiana Residents 10
International 0
Average Overall GPA 3.49
Overall GPA Range 3.06 - 3.95​ 
Average Prerequisite GPA  3.06​
Overall Prerequisite Range 3.04 - 3.93​
Average GRE Score 293​
GRE Overall Range 277 - 304​


Indiana Residents

Municipality of Residence when application was made: (City)  Bloomington, Brownsburg, Butler,
Chesterton, Evansville, Hobart, Indianapolis,
Merrillville, Noblesville, North Manchester,
Patoka, Rosedale, Terre Haute​
Undergraduate Institutions Ball State, Bowling Green State, Des Moines Area
Community College, Eastern Illinois University, Elgin
Community College, Greenville College, Iowa State
University, Indiana State University, Indiana
University, Ivy Tech, John A Logan College, Joliet
Junior College, Lewis University, Lincoln Land
Community College, Marian University, McKendree
University, Miami University, Moraine Valley
Community College, Oakland City University, Purdue,
Rend Lake College, Scott Community College, South
Suburban College, Southern Illinois University, Taylor
University, University of Evansville, University of
Illinois, University of Southern Indiana, Vincennes
University, Walsh University, Waubonsee Community
College, Western Michigan University, Wilbur Wright
College, William Rainey Harper College.​
Average Number of Institutions attended prior to Indiana State University 2
Rural Health Initiative Letter of Support 0