OTA Courses

The OTA program curriculum, designed by our expert faculty, allows for excellent classroom education and unmatched clinical learning experiences to prepare you for a rewarding career after graduation.

There are 24 prerequisite credits, followed by 65 credits in the program, for a total of 89 required credits.

  • Prerequisite courses

    HSV 2250 - Growth Development and Aging (Lifespan Development) - 3 credits
    OT 2020 - Intro to OT (unique to the OTA program) - 3 credits
    PSY 1000 - General Psychology - 3 credits
    MDSC 2010 - Med Terminology - 1 credit
    BIOS 2110 - Human Anatomy - 4 credits
    BIOS 2400 - Human Physiology - 4 credits
    PSY 2500 - Abnormal Psychology - 3 credits
    HSV 2650 - Information Literacy in Health Sciences - 3 credits

  • Spring semester I

    OT 3001 - Foundations of Practice for the OTA - 4 credits
    OT 3002 - Study of Human Movement and Occupation - 4 credits
    OT 3003 - Conditions and Occupations for the OTA - 3 credits
    OT 3100 - Mental Health Practice for the OTA - 4 credits

  • Fall semester I

    OT 3601 - Leadership in OTA - 3 credits
    OT 3201 - Pediatric Practice for the OTA - 4 credits
    OT 3202 - Adult Practice for the OTA - 4 credits
    OT 3203 - Older Adult Practice for the OTA - 4 credits

  • Spring semester II

    OT 4120 - Technology for Function for the OTA - 4 credits
    OT 3405 - BP Design and Implementation - 3 credits
    OT 3501 - OTA FW l A - 4 credits

  • Fall semester II

    OT 4801 - BP Presentation - 3 credits
    OT 3110 - Documentation for the OTA - 2 credits
    OT 4640 - Professional Reasoning for the OTA - 3 credits
    OT 3502 - OTA FW I B - 4 credits

  • Spring semester III

    OT 4901 - OTA FW II A/8 weeks - 6 credits
    OT 4902 - OTA FW II B/8 weeks - 6 credits

OTA program accreditation status:

The baccalaureate-degree-level occupational therapy assistant program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION ACCREDITATION MANUAL VI.E. Revised June 2020 Section VI - Page 18 North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.

The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates 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, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.