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 to the Bay Path University Physician Assistant Program, sponsored by Bay Path University.