MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (September 2, 2008) — The December 2007 graduates of the master of occupational therapy (MSOT) class at Milligan College have achieved a 100 percent pass rate for first time test-takers on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam.
“We certainly are proud of our students for achieving a 100 percent first-time pass rate,” said Dr. Jeff Snodgrass, director of Milligan’s MSOT program. “Our goal is to not only prepare students to successfully pass the national exam, but also to enter the occupational therapy profession fully prepared to provide quality client care to underserved populations.”
Milligan’s occupational therapy program, which is one of only a few such programs in the state of Tennessee and surrounding region, began in 1998. One of the fastest growing healthcare professions, occupational therapy is a health and rehabilitation service that uses activity, or “occupation,” to enable individuals with illnesses, injuries or disabilities to overcome their challenges and lead full lives. Milligan’s two-and-a-half-year program prepares students for leadership roles in clinical practice, administration, research and education.
Milligan’s academic dean, Dr. Mark Matson, said he is very pleased with the success of the occupational therapy program and its contribution to the college’s mission.
“Clearly colleges that claim to prepare graduates for critical aspects of society — or as Milligan has framed its vision ‘to change lives and shape culture’ — must take seriously the health care industry,” said Matson. “Preparing servant leaders in the health care field is an essential part of Milligan’s commitment to the society that we serve.”
Milligan’s MSOT program is accredited by the American Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (PO Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220).
For more information contact Karyn Garland at 423.975.8010 or MSOT@milligan.edu, or visit the progra m’s website at www.milligan.edu/msot.