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||Jan 15, 2020||1:00 – 2:00 pm|
|Wed||Feb 19, 2020||1:00 – 2:00 pm|
|Fri||Mar 27, 2020||9:00 – 10:00 am|
The total number of graduates who passed the National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination as first-time new graduate test-takers in 2016-2018 was 48 out of 48, which is a pass rate of 100%. During that 3-year time period, the program had 52 graduates and a graduation rate of 90%. Information for the class of 2019 will be updated in May 2020.
|Year||# of Students Accepted to Program||Number of Program Graduates||Program Graduation Rates||# of First-Time Test Takers||# of First-Time Test Takers Who Passed||Percentage of 1st Time Test Takers Who Passed|
|3 Year Total||59||52||88%||48||48||100%|
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) provides outcome data for occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant programs throughout the nation. For more information, visit 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)