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Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

Empower Lives

Helping patients live fully

Occupational therapy assistants, under the direct supervision of a Registered Occupational Therapist, assist patients working with all disabilities/disorders through the lifespan. Using a variety of treatments, they help patients maximize their independence in daily living activities, occupations, educational pursuits, leisure time, and rest and sleep.

For a look at all the courses in our program, consult the course list.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Preparing for certification

The faculty in our program are all occupational therapists with extensive experience working with patients.

Through lecture, lab and clinical fieldwork, they’ll teach you about the occupational therapy process, including assessment and intervention.

With their guidance and encouragement, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to pass the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy exam.

Courses include:

  • Human Physiological Anatomy
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • Clinical Kinesiology
  • Introduction to Physical Rehabilitation
  • Human Development & Clinical Interaction
  • Rehabilitation Conditions and Intervention Planning
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy – Lab & Lecture
  • Productive Aging
  • Therapeutic and Psychosocial Intervention
  • And much more!

Ready to start work on your OTA degree?

Contact Connie Peters, 586.226.4760, for more information

Your career at a glance

With the aging of the population OTAs have never been in greater demand, especially in hospitals.

Explore the opportunities and salaries available locally with this handy tool.

If you haven’t been recruited by a hospital by the time you complete your associate degree, our Career Services team can help you with the job search and interview preparation, including resume-development.

If your goal is to become an occupational therapist, you can be assured that credits earned in our program will transfer toward the required bachelor’s degree.

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