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

Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
MAT 135 Biomedical Statistics 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
PSY 127 Human Development 3

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES

Courses Credits
OTA 110 Intro To Occupational Therapy 3
OTA 120 Activity Analysis 2
OTA 130 Kinesiology for the OTA 2
OTA 220 Pediatric Health Conditions 3
OTA 221 Adult & Geriatric Health Cond 3
OTA 222 Pediatric Intervention 4
OTA 223 Adult & Geriatric Intervention 4
OTA 224 Psychosocial Intervention 4
OTA 225 Clinical Fieldwork Level I-A 2
OTA 226 Clinical Fieldwork Level I-B 2
OTA 229 Professional Seminar 1
OTA 231 Clinical Fieldwork Level II-A 6
OTA 232 Clinical Fieldwork Level II-B 6

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES

Courses Credits
BIO 100 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 120 Anatomy and Physiology I 5
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology II 5
BIO 123 Clinical Functional Anatomy 3
PSY 223 Abnormal Psychology 3