Occupational Therapy Assistant
Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Department
To apply to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, please create an account with Certified Profile. You will need to use code UL64im and upload your immunizations. Then when you are ready to upload your documents, you will use code UL73im. Once all your documents and immunizations have been cleared (green checks), turn in your application by the deadline.

Occupational therapy assistants, under the supervision of licensed occupational therapists, help patients of all ages with physical, emotional, social, and developmental disabilities engage in activities of daily living, educational, vocational, and leisure skills. Graduates are eligible to work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, special schools, mental health facilities, private practices, and nursing homes.


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 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.

Graduates of the program will be eligible 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). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

NBCOT Program Data Results

Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.


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Department Announcements
To apply to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, please upload your application documents to Certified Profile with code UL73im.
Posted: 10/02/2015 4:15 pm

All students wanting to apply to a Health Science Program should start their application by uploading their immunization record to Certified Profile. Use Package Code UL64im. Immunizations and other documentation will be required prior to applications being accepted at the Eastview and Round Rock Campuses. For assistance with this new process, please call Health Sciences at 512-223-5700.
Posted: 09/23/2015 5:39 pm

Letters for Fall 2015 Applications have been e-mailed to all applicants.
Posted: 05/21/2015 1:22 pm