About this course
Our Occupational Therapy Assistant associate degree program will prepare you to care for clients who are limited by a physical illness or injury, an emotional disorder, a developmental disability, or the aging process. As an Occupational Therapy Assistant, you will work under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist and will apply functional activities and therapeutic modalities as methods of treatment. Therapy focuses on assisting clients in restoring or maintaining independence in everyday life skills.
You will gain hands-on experience through: training in activities of daily living; fabrication of splints; adapting home, work, and school environments; vocational training; and therapeutic use of functional activities. As part of your clinical work, you will learn from experienced, practicing Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants within a variety of health care and community settings.
- Applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED, with a minimum 2.7 GPA.
- Students are required to complete 8 hours of observation in an occupational therapy setting as part of the application process.
- Placement in English 101 or proof of completion of college-level English 101 equivalent or higher.
- Placement in Math 101 or proof of completion of college-level Math 101 equivalent or higher.
- Completion Anatomy and Physiology.
- Completion comparable (Medical Terminology)