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Occupational Therapy Assistant

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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.
BIOL
OR

BIOL
AND
BIOL
1100K
OR

2111K
AND
2112K
Human Anatomy & Physiology for the Health Care Professional
OR

Human Anatomy & Physiology I
AND
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
4
MATH 1111 (or higher) College Algebra 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
ART 1100 Art Appreciation (or another approved Humanities course) 3
POLS 1101 American Government in World Perspective 3
CISM 2201 Fundamentals of Computer Applications 3
PSYC 1101 General Psychology 3
PSYC 2103 Human Growth & Development 3
  25
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:  
 
OTAS 1100 Introduction to OTA 3
ALHE 1104 Introduction to Disease Conditions 2
OTAS 1105 Patient Care Skills for the OTA 2
OTAS 1111 Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology 4
ALHE 1120 Medical Terminology 1
  12
 
OTAS 1121 Therapeutic Media 2
OTAS 1131 Physical Function in Occupation I 4
OTAS 1140 Psychosocial Function in Occupation 3
OTAS 1145 Developmental Function in Occupation 3
  12
 
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
  11
 
OTAS 2412 Occupational Therapy Seminar 2
OTAS 2410 Level II Fieldwork* 5
OTAS
2420 Level II Fieldwork* 5
  12
47 Semester Hours Core Total + 25 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.

Responsible Department: Health Sciences - Occupational Therapy Assistant
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