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 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814. AOTE's phone number c/o 301-652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates will be able to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA). Many states, including Missouri, require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination.
Note: Clinical facilities require criminal background checks, drug screenings, child abuse clearance checks, etc. in order for students to participate in fieldwork activities and rotations. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination and/or may prevent an individual from obtaining a license to practice. Student may wish to contact the program coordinator for additional information prior to enrolling in a program of study. Information obtained through various screening procedures may prevent entry into the OTA program.
Note: All OTA students must complete Level II fieldwork within 18 months following completion of academic preparation.
|General Education Requirements
|BIO 240/243||Anatomy & Physiology I* and Lab||4|
|BIO 241/244||Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab||4|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|ENG 102 OR||English Composition II OR||3|
|ENG 115 OR||Technical Writing OR|
|ENG 125||Business Writing|
|HIS/POL||History or Political Science***||3|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PSY 210||Human Growth and Development||3|
|SPE 101||Oral Communication||3|
|Required Courses in Occupational Therapy Assistant||39|
|OTA 100||Fundamentals of OTA I||4|
|OTA 102/112||Fundamentals of OTA II and Lab||4|
|OTA 103||Adaptive Activities I||2|
|OTA 104/114||Adaptive Activities II and Lab||2|
|OTA 203/213||Fundamentals of OTA III and Lab||5|
|OTA 204/214||Fundamentals of OTA IV and Lab||4|
|OTA 207/217||Health and Disease and Lab||4|
|OTA 209||Health Occupations Seminar||2|
|OTA 210||OTA Practicum I||4|
|OTA 211||OTA Practicum II||4|
|OTA 218||Adaptive Living Skills||4|
|Other Required Courses||10|
|CPT/BAS 103||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|OTA 298||OTA Capstone||1|
|Total Required Hours||75|
* Prerequisite must be completed (High School Biology or Equivalent)
** Pre-requisite is required (BIO 240/243 – Anatomy and Physiology I), with a grade of C or better, taken within the last 5 years.
*** Choose from one History or Political Science course: HIS 101, 102, or 115. POL 101 or 102.
This credit allocation is based on a credit ratio of one credit for two (2) hours of laboratory.
NOTE: Students completing this program will be assessed in program-related competencies and general education. (OTA 298 – OTA Capstone)
For more information call 636-922-8241.
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Hours may vary during summer – please call to confirm.
Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Suite 102