National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Exam Pass Rates

The USD OT Program transitioned to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) in 2015. Students who were admitted to the M.S. program in 2015 and 2016 had the option to transition from the M.S. to the O.T.D. The first class of O.T.D. students graduated in May 2017. Since the inception of the USD M.S. program in 1991, until we transitioned to the O.T.D., our graduates had a 98% first-time pass rate. First-time results, as well as results for all attempts, for the O.T.D. program are provided in the table below and on the NBCOT web page:

Year Number of program graduates who took the exam Number of program graduates who passed the exam Percentage of program graduates who passed the exam
2017 19 19 100%
2018 16 16 100%
2019 27 27 100%
Total  62 62 100%

Retention and Progression

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2017 19/19 100%
2018 19/17 89.5%
2019 28/26 92.9%
Total 3-Year 66/62 93.9%