Occupational therapy assistants help clients return to their daily activities by using practical, occupation-based activities to improve health and wellness. This program trains students for general practice under the supervision of an occupational therapist. The coursework features classroom, laboratory and clinical education components. Students will practice with clients ranging in age from the very young to the very old and in diverse settings including schools, clinics, businesses and community centers. The required courses introduce concepts such as Neurological Structure and Function, Task Analysis I and Group Dynamics. Graduates will be able to confidently intervene and adapt activities to best serve their patients. The O.T.A. Program requires a separate application in addition to the application for general admission to OTC. A new class begins each fall semester. To view application details, visit otc.edu/alliedhealth. Graduates can immediately seek licensure and apply for examination from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.