Bay Path University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact: Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 209 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730-1433; 617-271-1433; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Massachussets Department of Higher Education, One Ashburton Place, Room 1401, Boston, MA 02108; 617-994-6950; www.mass.edu.
ACOTE and AOTA Approval
The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. AOTA’s phone number is (301) 652-AOTA or www.acoteonline.com
In February 2002, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education granted approval to Bay Path University to grant the Master of Science in Advanced Practice Occupational Therapy for men and women.
Between 2011 and 2013, the program had a 95% graduation rate, with 151 out of 159 students enrolled finishing the program. The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) maintains the most recent data for exam pass rates. To access the data, visit the NBCOT website at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx. For the calendar year 2013, 98% of graduates taking the Board exam passed. Use the drop down menu to select a state and comparative data will be provided.
Physician Assistant Program
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation - Provisional status to the Bay Path University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Bay Path University.
Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.