Occupational Therapy Assistant

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2018-2019 Application Packet

Description

Put the "fun" in "function" while changing lives from newborns to elderly.  Work with professional occupational therapists to deliver occupation-based interventions to assist others with autism, developmental disabilities, traumatic injuries, stroke, dementia, chronic illness, or mental health conditions.  Utilize rigorous curriculum with relevant fieldwork instruction in a variety of settings.


Employment Options:
Hospitals, In-Patient/Out-Patient Rehab, Long Term Care and Skilled Nursing Facilites, Home Health School Systems, & Community Practice
 


Approximate Local Salary Potential:
$35,000-$65,000 annually


Schedule/Location
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fieldwork hours may vary by fieldwork site/placement
Muskogee Campus - 2403 N. 41st Street East
918-913-3923 / 918-348-7998
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Accreditation
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449.  ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301)652-AOTA and the web address is www.acoteonline.org.  

Credentialing
Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA).  In addition, all states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination.  A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification exam or attain state licensure.