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Contact Information

Kimberly Crealey Rouillier
Department Chair,
Rehabilitative Health Department
Tel: 401-851-1672

Michael A. Nardone
Program Director,
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Tel: 401-851-1667

For more information about the program contact Deborah Watson:

Program Information Sheet

Administration/Academic Affairs
Community College of Rhode Island
400 East Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 825-2188
Accrediting Agency of College:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Accredited September 23, 2004

Administrative Hierarchy
  • President: Ray DiPasquale
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Greg Lamontagne
  • Dean of Health and Rehabilitative Sciences: Maureen McGarry, PhD, RN, NCC
  • Rehabilitative Health Department Chairperson: Kimberly Crealey Rouillier, DPT, MS
  • Occupational Therapy Program Director: Michael A. Nardone, MS, OTR/L
Program Mailing Address
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Community College of Rhode Island
Newport County Campus
1 John H. Chafee Boulevard
Newport, RI 02840
Accrediting Agency of Program
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD  20814-3449
(301) 652-AOTA
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Curriculum Design Characteristics
  • One year general education (preadmission)-Plus-One year technical education
  • Length of Program : 3 semesters
  • Total Number of Credit Hours in General Education Courses:  26
  • Total Number of Credit Hours in Technical Education Courses:   44
  •  Total Number of Contact Hours of Clinical Education:   675
  • Current enrollment in each class of the program (Fall 2012)
    • Freshmen:   24
    • Sophomores:  16
Faculty and Staff
Core faculty members who currently hold academic appointments
  • Michael A. Nardone, Program Director/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
  • Linda Gatewood, Program Faculty
  • Jennifer Hurrell, Rehabilitative Health Department Fieldwork Coordinator
Part-time Faculty (Adjunct)
  • Thomas Almeida
  • Jennifer Hatch
  • Melissa Saccoccio
Supplemental Instructors
  • Melissa Pedus
  • Kristin Mattison
  • Beth Gardell
  • Leigh Coderre
Laboratory Manager
  • Toni Cimini
Laboratory Assistants
  • Macalyn Davis
Report of the NBCOT Pass Rates

The total number of graduates who passed the National Board for Certification on Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination as first-time test takers in 2010-2012 is 38 out of 39, which is a 97% pass rate. During that time period, the program had 39 graduates. 

Results of National Board for Certification Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Examination
Year Number of Program Graduates Number of first-time test takers Number of first-time test takers who passed the exam Percentage of first-time test takers who passed the exam
2010 8 8 8 100%
2011 14 14 14 100%
2012 17 17 16 94%
Total 3-year 39 39 38 97%

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Last Updated: 3/24/15