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Occupational therapy assistants, under the supervision of licensed occupational therapists, help patients of all ages with physical, emotional, social, and developmental disabilities engage in activities of daily living, educational, vocational, and leisure skills. Graduates are eligible to work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, public or private schools, mental health facilities, private practices, home health agencies, and nursing homes. Learn more by following the links below, or check out the Occupational Therapy Assistant FAQ.
|Class of 2020||Class of 2021||Class of 2022||3-Year Total|
|Certification Exam Test Takers||16||14||8||38|
|Test Takers who Passed||16 (100%)||14 (100%)||8 (100%)||38 (100%)|
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The associate-degree-level occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination 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 in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
Starting October 1, 2023, all instructors and students visiting a Christus Health facility where patient care is provided must be vaccinated against the flu. Every student or instructor already on site must be vaccinated against the flu by November 1, 2023.Read more
The PTACAS opening date has been delayed. The PTACAS will open on October 15, 2023 and will remain open until May 26, 2024.Read more
The RN-to-BSN Program is extending the Spring 2024 to November 6, 2023. For more information, please visit the RN-to-BSN Application Process page.Read more