Gain the skills you need to step into a variety of healthcare settings with the Occupational Therapy Assistant associate degree at Bryant & Stratton College. You can provide support and treatment to adults and children in need of focused therapy to develop vital capacities that are used on a daily basis. Students will study theory, assessment skills, and multiple experiences in the field, which will enhance the theory and practice learned in classroom and lab settings. Careers in occupational therapy are centered on helping individuals live life to the fullest.
The associate degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant will prepare graduates for roles in hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, schools, skilled nursing facilities, and day treatment centers. Students may find additional value in the Occupational Therapy Assistant associate degree, as the demand for occupational therapy services is expected to increase in the near future, thus creating additional demand for career opportunities for individuals with degrees that meet the needs of the occupational therapy field.
*The final semester of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program mandates that students fulfill full-time day fieldwork participation.
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 its web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the Wauwatosa, Greece, Eastlake, and Syracuse programs 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). Program results from the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.
*Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification exam or attain state licensure or authorization.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant associate degree program at Bryant & Stratton College provides students with the ability to do the following:
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