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Occupational Therapy Assistant Curriculum

The OTA program is a two-year associate degree program consisting of seven academic courses and 17 OTA courses. For detailed information about the program, please see our fact sheet.

Academic Courses: The following courses may be taken before admission to the program.

  • BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I (within 5 years of application)
  • BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II (within 5 years of application)
  • ENGL 1301 Composition I
  • PSYC 2301 General Psychology
  • PSYC 2314 Human Growth & Development
  • 3-Credit Hour Humanities Course
  • HPRS 1206 Medical Terminology

Occupational Therapy Assistant Courses: The following courses can be taken only after admission to the program.

  • OTHA 1305 Principles of Occupational Therapy
  • OTHA 1341 Occupational Performance Birth Through Adolescence
  • OTHA 2211 Abnormal Psychology in Occupational Therapy
  • OTHA 1309 Human Structure & Function in Occupational Therapy
  • OTHA 1315 Therapeutic Use of Occupation or Activities I
  • OTHA 1161 Clinical I
  • OTHA 2302 Therapeutic Use of Occupation or Activities II
  • OTHA 2201 Pathophysiology in Occupational Therapy
  • OTHA 2209 Mental Health in Occupational Therapy
  • OTHA 1319 Therapeutic Interventions
  • OTHA 2231 Physical Function in Occupational Therapy
  • OTHA 1162 Clinical II
  • OTHA 2235 Healthcare Management
  • OTHA 1253 Occupational Performance for Elders
  • OTHA 2230 Workplace Skills for the OTA (via distance education)
  • OTHA 2266 Fieldwork Experience – OTA
  • OTHA 2267 Fieldwork Experience – OTA