About this course
Occupational Therapy (OT) is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States. OT is a health care field that works to help individuals to maximize their function in the performance of their every-day activities. The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist, provides rehabilitative services to individuals with physical, mental, emotional, and developmental disabilities.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program at UA Cossatot combines classroom instruction with clinical experiences. The program consists of two portions which include the general education core and the OTA core courses. Students successfully completing the OTA program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) in Occupational Therapy.
The OTA program is limited to 15-18 students each year. Applicants will be ranked according to required general education course GPA, pre-entrance exam scores, observation report, application narrative, and three (3) letters of recommendation. UA Cossatot and the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program will not discriminate in the selection of students to the OTA program. Students not accepted into the upcoming class are encouraged to re-apply prior to the application deadline.