Associate of Science - Occupational Therapy Assistant
88 hours - The Associate of Science in OTA program is pending approval from ACOTE and is currently classified as a pre-accreditation program.
Programs having “Preaccreditation Status” have successfully completed Steps 1 and 2 of the initial accreditation process. These programs would appear to meet the Standardsif fully implemented in accordance with the plans of the sponsoring institution. An on‑site evaluation will be conducted before the first class completes the academic curriculum.
|Common Core (29.5 Hours): See Common Core Requirements for a list of common core courses.|
|Pre-Occupational Therapy Assistant
|Wellness (Met in the OTA major area)||***|
|Leadership (Met in the OTA major area)||***|
|BI109 Human Anatomy Physiology||5 hours|
|MA103 Math/Algebra/Statistics (5-8 hours if taking MA090 and/or MA103I)||3 hours|
|PY101 General Psychology||3 hours|
|AH100 Introduction to Occupational Therapy||2 hours|
|AH324 Anatomy and Kinesiology for Health Professions||3 hours|
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (86 Hours)
|Spring - Semester 1
|OTA100 Introduction to Health Issues and Occupational Performance||3 hours|
|EN120 Freshman Writing: (6 hours if taking EN110 & EN111)||3 hours|
|OTA101 OT Foundations: Neuroscience Principles||2 hours|
|OTA102 OT Foundations: Therapeutic Media and Design||3 hours|
|OTA103 Practice Skills: Foundations Integrated||1 hour|
|RL122 Religion||3 hours|
|Summer - Semester 2|
|EN222 Literature||3 hours|
|CT101 Oral Communications||3 hours|
|Fall - Semester 3|
|OTA104 OT Fundamentals and Practice I: Early Development||4 hours|
|OTA105 OT Fundamentals and Practice II: Adult Development||4 hours|
|OT106 OT Fundamentals and Practice III: Interventions and Tools in Behavioral Health||4 hours|
|OTA107 OT Fundamentals and Practice IV: Physical Dysfunction and Rehabilitation||4 hours|
|OTA108 Practice Skills: Fundamentals Integrated||1 hour|
|OTA130 Level I, Fieldwork #1 (40 Hours)||1 hour|
|Spring - Semester 4
|PS101 Social Science with Constitution||4 hours|
|OTA109 OT Practice: Settings, Outpatient, Inpatient, and Community||4 hours|
|OTA110 OT Practice: Professional Skills and Transitions||4 hours|
|OTA111 OT Practice: Health Sciences for the OTA: Ethics, Management and Leadership||4 hours|
|OTA112 Practice Skills: OT Practice Integrated||1 hour|
|OTA131 Level I, Fieldwork #2 (2 Week)||1 hour|
|Fall - Semester 5
|OTA132 Fieldwork #3 (8 weeks)||6 hours|
|OTA133 Fieldwork #4 (8 weeks)||6 hours|
|OTA113 NBCOT Prep||1 hour|
Effective December 4, 2017, Central Methodist University Occupational Therapy Assistant program has been granted Pre-Accreditation Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Programs having “Preaccreditation Status” have successfully completed Steps 1 and 2 of the initial accreditation process. These programs would appear to meet the Standards if fully implemented in accordance with the plans of the sponsoring institution. An on site evaluation will be conducted before the first class completes the academic curriculum.
When accreditation is approved graduates 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, most 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.
Students must complete all graduation and fieldwork requirements in a timely manner. Students are required to complete Level II fieldwork within 18 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.
NOTE: Students must complete all graduation and field work requirements in a timely manner. Students must complete Level I*I fieldwork within 18 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program