A.S. in Occupational Therapy

Curriculum

The A.S. in Occupational Therapy program features five 8-week terms per year, with classes two evenings per week and Saturday mornings. Additional learning and activities occur through an online format. In addition to active classroom learning, the program includes a strong clinical component, with five total clinical fieldwork experiences required. The first three placements are part-time (36 hours per term), and the final two terms consist of two 8-week, full-time clinical placements—preparing you for your transition into the field.

RETENTION AND PROGRESSION

A minimum overall 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in all coursework must be maintained each term. A term GPA below 2.0 may result in probation. A student must attain a minimum overall 2.0 GPA prior to enrolling in Level II fieldwork courses. A student must achieve a minimum overall 2.0 GPA to be eligible to graduate.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students must fulfill the 69 credit hour requirements for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Studies program. Credit hour requirements include all didactic and Level II Fieldwork A and B related coursework.

All courses must be taken in sequence.

  • Learning and Technology - 3 credits
  • Writing About Workplace Culture - 3 credits
  • History and Philosophy of OTA Practice - 3 credits
  • *Current Topics in Biology - 3 credits
  • Anatomy, Physiology & Biomechanics - 6 credits
  • *Introduction to Psychology - 3 credits
  • Occupations Across the Lifespan I: Infancy through Adolescence - 3 credits
  • Conditions I: Infancy through Adolescence - 3 credits
  • Occupations Across the Lifespan II: Adulthood - 3 credits
  • Conditions II: Adulthood - 3 credits
  • Environments & Contexts of Occupation - 3 credits
  • Interventions I: Infancy through Adolescence - 4 credits
  • Interventions II: Young through Middle Adulthood - 4 credits 
  • *College Algebra - 3 credits
  • Interventions III: Late Adulthood - 4 credits
  • Leadership and Human Service Systems - 3 credits
  • Fieldwork II A - 6 credits
  • Ethics and Critical Thinking I - 2 credits
  • Fieldwork II B - 6 credits 
  • Ethics and Critical Thinking II - 1 credit

*Courses are eligible for transfer.