June 8, 2010 – 3:45 P.M. – OCCUPATIONAL Therapy (OT) graduates of the University will now have an easier time applying for jobs abroad after the program finally got accreditation from the World Organization of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).

The announcement was made by the WFOT on its website, www.wfot.com.

The international accreditation followed the national recognition of UST’s OT program by the Occupational Therapy Association of the Philippines (Otap) last March 14.

College of Rehabilitation Sciences Dean Jocelyn Agcaoili had said that being a member of Otap is a requirement for accreditation with the WFOT.

UST’s application for Otap accreditation had been languishing since 2003, when the University’s OT program first applied for national accreditation.

UST is now one of the six occupational therapy schools in the country accredited by the WFOT. The others are University of the Philippines-Manila (accredited in 1968), University of Perpetual Help-Laguna (1990), Velez College (2000), Cebu Doctors’ College (2001), and Emilio Aguinaldo College (2006). Rommel Marvin C. Rio


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