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Occupational therapy grads again score perfect 100 percent

WSSU occupational therapy students help older adults check how well their personal vehicles fit them at CarFit, a program through AARP, AAA and the American Occupational Therapy Association. (File: March 2017)

Winston-Salem State University’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program has again placed among the top in the nation.

The program had a perfect 100 percent passage rate on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination for its 26 graduates in 2016, according to reports. This is the third consecutive year all WSSU graduates have passed the exam, which is required for state licensure.

“This continuing success demonstrates the excellence of our students, as well as the quality of the academic program,” said Peggy Valentine, dean of the School of Health Sciences (SOHS). “Our faculty go above and beyond to prepare our graduates.”

Occupational therapists serve patients with physical, mental and cognitive disorders, and help them participate in everyday activities through personalized evaluation and intervention to improve their ability to perform activities. According to U.S. Labor data, employment of occupational therapists in North Carolina is projected to grow 26 percent over the next 10 years, much faster than the average for all occupations.

WSSU offers the only master’s-level occupational therapy program in the Piedmont Triad. 

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