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Occupational Therapy Assistant

A QUICK INTRO

In this field, you'll play a crucial role in helping improve the quality of life for - and restore some measure of freedom to - individuals who are looking to overcome mobility or motor-skills limitations.

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

Course work includes human growth and development, conditions which interfere with activities of daily living, theory and process of occupational therapy individual/group treatment activities, therapeutic use of self, activity analysis, and grading/adapting activities and environments.  

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

You can work in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, long-term/extended care facilities, sheltered workshops, schools, home health programs and community programs.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

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Admission Criteria

COURSE INFORMATION

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

PREREQUISITE

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
OTA 110 Fundamentals of OT 3
OTA 120 OT Media I 2
OTA 130 Assessment Skills 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
    Totals 18

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
OTA 140 Professional Skills I 1
OTA 150 Peds Concepts & Interventions 3
OTA 170 Physical Conditions 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
    Totals 14

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
OTA 161 Fieldwork I - Placement I 1
OTA 162 Fieldwork I - Placement 2 1
OTA 240 Professional Skills II 1
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3
    Totals 9

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3
OTA 163 Fieldwork I - Placement 3 1
OTA 180 Psychosocial Conditions 3
OTA 220 OT Media II 3
OTA 250 Adult Concepts & Interventions 3
    Totals 13

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

OTA 260 Level II Fieldwork - Placement I 6
OTA 261 Level II Fieldwork - Placement II 6
OTA 280 Professional Transitions 1
    Totals 13
Anna Walls
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Coordinator/Instructor
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Occupational Therapy Assistant Academic Fieldwork Coordinator/Instructor

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