Occupational Therapy Assistant
Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Department

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.

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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
Due to curriculum changes, the Occupational Therapy program will not begin accepting applications until November 1st.
Posted: 08/29/2014 2:51 pm

New in-person Information Session dates have been posted.
Posted: 08/28/2014 5:06 pm

All immunizations must be complete at the time of application.
Posted: 08/23/2014 3:45 pm