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A.A.S. Program Course List

Allied Health

Occupational Therapy Assistant

A.A.S. Degree (O,W)

The Occupational Therapy Assistant is an individual who works under the supervision of a certified occupational therapist. The Occupational Therapy Assistant works with individuals or groups by implementing meaningful interventions which support participation in mastering everyday activities (occupations) at home, at work, at school, and in the community. For those with a disability, condition, or impairment being able to perform activities of daily living (ADL) is an important step toward a life that is as independent, productive, as satisfying as possible. The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is designed to provide general education in the biological, behavioral, and health sciences followed by integrated occupational therapy instruction and laboratory experiences on campus and fieldwork experiences in approved facilities. The Occupational Therapy Assistant programs are currently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association Inc., 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, phone: (301) 652-2682, http://www.acoteonline.org. Graduates 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 exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Many states, including Delaware, require licensure to practice; however, that licensure is based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Exam. Level II Fieldwork (OTA 231 and OTA 232) must be completed within 18 months of the didactic course work for the OTA Program. Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.


CORE COURSES


CoursesCredits
ENG101Crit Thinking & Acad Writing3
ENG102Composition and Research3
MAT255Statistics I3
PSY121General Psychology3
PSY127Human Development3
SSC100First Year Seminar1

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES


CoursesCredits
OTA110Intro To Occupational Therapy3
OTA120Activity Analysis2
OTA130Kinesiology for the OTA2
OTA220Pediatric Health Conditions3
OTA221Adult & Geriatric Health Cond3
OTA222Pediatric Intervention4
OTA223Adult & Geriatric Intervention4
OTA224Psychosocial Intervention4
OTA225Clinical Fieldwork Level I-A2
OTA226Clinical Fieldwork Level I-B2
OTA229Professional Seminar1
OTA231Clinical Fieldwork Level II-A6
OTA232Clinical Fieldwork Level II-B6

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES


CoursesCredits
BIO100Medical Terminology3
BIO120Anatomy and Physiology I5
BIO121Anatomy and Physiology II5
BIO123Clinical Functional Anatomy3
PSY223Abnormal Psychology3