Occupational Therapy Assistant“Skills for the job of living.”
The OTA program has been in existence since 1988 and has maintained accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. Students enrolled in this curriculum of study learn to assist in providing occupational therapy to many different individuals with a variety of medical and psychosocial diagnoses. They may also learn to work with toddlers, school age children, and the elderly.
ProgramAssociate of Applied Science
Occupational Therapy Assistants can provide treatment intervention in:
- Motor skills to enable someone to perform their self care/personal hygiene
- Fine motor/hand skills to perform all of the educational activities expected of a school age child or college student
- Skills to enable someone to live independently (e.g. cooking, cleaning, paying bills, shopping)
- Home modification to support someone “aging in place.”
- Provision of adaptive equipment/construction of splints to facilitate independence
- Skills required to engage in productive occupations
Graduates of this program can work in:
- Community based health care centers
- Nursing facilities
- School systems
- Inpatient/Outpatient mental health programs
- Rehabilitation centers
Theses settings are not limited to the above.
AccreditationThis program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is 301.652.AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.
This program has been granted re-accreditation through the year 2023/2024.
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