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Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA.S.AAS)

  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Rehabilitation Services

Occupational therapy assistants, under the supervision of occupational therapists, provide services to individuals whose abilities to cope with daily tasks are threatened or impaired by developmental deficits, aging, injury or illness. They help people prevent, lessen, or overcome physical, cognitive and/or psychosocial dysfunction so that they are able to function with maximum independence. The program includes extensive clinical training that must be finished within 12 months of completion of the academic course work. A grade of "C" or higher (77%) is required in all program courses to remain in the program. The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is designed to be completed in five (5) semesters on a full-time basis, when the student begins the technical portion of the program. This degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses (OTA specific courses). To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the OTA Program Specific Information Packet (PDF) below under Additional Information. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.

Program Accreditation

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at ACOTE c/o AOTA, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. AOTA's telephone number is (301) 652-2682. www.acoteonline.org/ The program received a 7-year reaccreditation in 2013. It is scheduled to be reaccredited in 2020.

Curriculum
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2 Credits ALH 2220 Pathophysiology 3 Credits BIO 1141 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Credits BIO 1147 Lab for Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I 0 Credits BIO 1242 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Credits BIO 1248 Lab for Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II 0 Credits COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3 Credits ENG 1101 English Composition I 3 Credits MAT 1130 Mathematics in Health Sciences 3 Credits OTA 1111 Introduction to Occupational Therapy Assistant 2 Credits OTA 1211 Occupational Therapy Assistant Foundations I 3 Credits OTA 1212 Functional Anatomy 2 Credits OTA 1213 Occupational Therapy & Adults with Physical Dysfunction 2 Credits OTA 1214 Occupational Therapy & Adults with Physical Dysfunction Lab 2 Credits OTA 1311 Occupational Therapy Assistant Foundations II 3 Credits OTA 1312 Occupational Therapy & Human Development 2 Credits OTA 1313 Occupational Therapy & Adults with Neurological Dysfunction 2 Credits OTA 1314 Occupational Therapy & Neurological Dysfunction Lab 2 Credits OTA 1315 Therapeutic Use of Self 2 Credits OTA 2412 Occupational Therapy Assistant & Pediatrics 1 Credit OTA 2413 Occupational Therapy Assistant & Pediatrics Lab 2 Credits OTA 2414 Occupational Therapy Assistant & Psychosocial Dysfunction 1 Credit OTA 2415 Occupational Therapy Assistant & Psychosocial Dysfunction Lab 2 Credits OTA 2416 Occupational Therapy Assistant Level 1 Fieldwork 3 Credits OTA 2511 Occupational Therapy Assistant Level 2 Fieldwork A 2 Credits OTA 2512 Occupational Therapy Assistant Level 2 Fieldwork B 2 Credits OTA 2523 Occupational Therapy Assistant Clinical Issues A 1 Credit OTA 2524 Occupational Therapy Assistant Clinical Issues B 1 Credit PSY 1100 General Psychology 3 Credits SOC 2215 Race & Ethnicity 3 Credits