Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Associate of Applied Science

Credits Required for Graduation: 70.00

Program Overview

Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) work with individuals who are limited or impaired by developmental deficits, learning disabilities, the aging process, physical injury/illness or psychological disability. Students in the program learn how to apply therapeutic activities and exercises with specific goals to help the individual overcome or lessen a disability.

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, phone 301.652.2682.



www.acoteonline.org

The total number of graduates from Western's OTA Program during the 3-year period of 2013-15 was 48, with an overall graduation rate of 80%.

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2013 20/18 90%
2014 20/13 65%
2015 20/17 85%
Total 60/48 80%

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
(NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, phone 301.652.2682. or www.acoteonline.org

Occupational Therapy Assistant Student Handbook

Our full OTA Student Handbook can be previewed here.