Occupational Therapy Assistant
The Occupational Therapy Assistant curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of a registered/licensed Occupational Therapist in screening, assessing, planning and implementing treatment, and documenting progress for clients receiving occupational therapy services. Course work includes human growth and development, conditions that interfere with activities of daily living, theory, and process of Occupational Therapy, individual/group treatment activities, the therapeutic use of self, activity analysis, and grading/adapting activities and environments. Graduates may be eligible to take the national certification examination for practice as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Selective Admission Process
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE EACH ACADEMIC YEAR
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) .
|Wed||Apr 8, 2020||10:30 – 11:30 am|
|Wed||Apr 15, 2020||3:00 – 4:00 pm|
How to Access the Information Session:
- Access the Occupational Therapy Assistant Information Session using the links below.
- Sign in to the session with your first, middle, and last name plus your student ID (if you are a current student).
- This is how a student will receive points for attending the session. Note: We do not allow students to receive credit if they enter the live sessions after 15 minutes.
The total number of graduates who passed the National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination as new graduate test-takers in 2017-2019 was 50 out of 50, which is a pass rate of 100%. During that 3-year time period, the program had 53 graduates and a graduation rate of 90%.
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Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at the NBCOT website.
NOTE: Graduates of the OTA program are required to apply for NBCOT certification. Candidates applying for the Certification Examination must notify the NBCOT’s Qualifications Review Committee (QRC) if they have ever been charged with or convicted of a felony. A felony conviction may prevent the candidate from taking the examination.
- American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
- Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Educators (ACOTE)
- National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
- World Federation of Occupational Therapist (WFOT)
- North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association (NCOTA)
- North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy (NCBOT)