Occupational Therapy Assistant A.A.S.

Degree Name: Occupational Therapy Assistant A.A.S.
Degree or Program: Health
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Description:

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 35
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Communication

ENG 101
ENG 102 or
ENG 115 or
ENG 125
SPE 101

English Composition I
English Composition II or
Technical Writing or
Business Writing
Oral Communications
3
3

3
Social Science PSY 101
PSY 210
HIS/POL
Intro to Psychology
Human Growth & Development
History/ Political Science
3
3
3
Natural Science BIO 240/243
BIO 241/244
BIO 270/271
Anatomy & Physiology I

Anatomy & Physiology II

Kinesiology
4

4

3
Humanities Any ART, BUS/CPT 105, DAN 196, 197, 198, 199, EDU 125, LIT, MUS, PHL, THE, or Foreign Language 3
Elective BTC/CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 40
OTA 100 Fundamentals of OTA I 4
OTA 103 Adaptive Activities I 2
OTA 102/112 Fundamentals of OTA II & Lab 4
OTA 104/114 Adaptive Activities II & Lab 2
OTA 203/213 Fundamentals of OTA III & Lab 5
OTA 204/214 Fundamentals of OTA IV & Lab 4
OTA 207/217 Health & Disease & Lab 4
OTA 209 Health Occupations Seminar 2
OTA 218 Adaptive Living Skills Lab 4
OTA 210 OTA Practicum I 4
OTA 211 OTA Practicum II 4
OTA 298 OTA Capstone 1
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 75

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Occupational Therapy Assistant Program


Program Contact

Francesca Woods
636-922-8638
fwoods@stchas.edu

Office Coordinator

Denise Lammers
636-922-8280
dlammers@stchas.edu

Office Info

Office Hours

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Hours may vary during summer – please call to confirm.

Office Location

Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Suite 102

Office Phone Number

636-922-8280