Occupational Therapy Assistant
Young or old, we all have a job to do—the job of living. Learning, growing, playing, working, managing our homes, and caring for our families are among the "occupations" of life. Unfortunately, physical, emotional, or other challenges prevent people from participating fully in the job of living. Disease, injury, depression, or developmental problems can make it difficult for people to do everyday tasks or be active and independent. Occupational therapy—a vibrant, growing profession—makes it possible for people to achieve independence and to enjoy life to its fullest. By choosing a career as an occupational therapy assistant, you can make a difference! You will improve the lives of people, from newborns to the very old.
If you are looking for a challenging career and have a desire to learn, achieve, and give your best to society, a career as an occupational therapy assistant is for you!
|Prerequisite Requirements:||Credit Hrs.|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology for the Health Care Professional
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
|MATH||1101 (or higher)||Introduction to Mathematical Modeling||3|
|ENGL||1101||English Composition I||3|
|ENGL||1102||English Composition II||3|
|COMM||1000 (or higher)||Cultural Diversity in Communications||2|
|US History Through 1877
US History After 1877
|POLS||1101||American Government in World Perspective||3|
|CISM||2201||Fundamentals of Computer Applications||3|
|PSYC||2215||Human Growth & Development||3|
|OTAS||1100||Introduction to OTA||3|
|OTAS||1104||Introduction to Disease Conditions||2|
|OTAS||1105||Patient Care Skills for the OTA||2|
|OTAS||1111||Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology||4|
|OTAS||1131||Physical Function in Occupation I||4|
|OTAS||1140||Psychosocial Function in Occupation||3|
|OTAS||1145||Developmental Function in Occupation||3|
|OTAS||1132||Physical Function in Occupation II||4|
|OTAS||2200||Assistive Techniques and Technologies||3|
|OTAS||2260||Treatment Methods and Management for the OTA||4|
|OTAS||2410||Level II Fieldwork*||3|
||2420||Level II Fieldwork*||3|
||2400||Level II Fieldwork*||6|
|42 Semester Hours Core Total + 30 Prerequisite Hours = 72 Semester Hours Total
*All fieldwork must be completed within 18 months following completion of academic preparation.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Darton College is Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. AOTA's telephone number is (301) 652-AOTA. Graduates of the program 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 examination, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Most states require licensure in order to practice: however state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.