Allen College

Allen College Occupational Therapy Program Receives Accreditation

Allen College is proud to announce that the Master of Science (MS) Program in Occupational Therapy (OT) is now fully accredited. The program received notice in December from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education that it had met the requirements for accreditation, after a team of three evaluators came to the college’s campus for the official site visit in September. “It has been a long two years in development, but we finally reached our goal,” said Dr. Cindy Hahn, the program’s director. “Being accredited allows our graduates to now ‘sit’ for the national certification exam and eventually apply for licensure to practice.” There is currently a high demand for occupational therapy practitioners. The Allen College OT Program admits 24 students each year. The first class will be graduating in December of 2017.  

Dr. Hahn said, “The program faculty and I would like to thank the OT students, the college administration, all other faculty and staff of the college, the program’s fieldwork educators, and the surrounding community for supporting the program through this process. It really was a team effort and we are so grateful for everyone’s support.”  

More information about the Master of Science (MS) Program in Occupational Therapy is available at or by calling (319) 226-2014.