OTA

Occupational Therapy Assistant

The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program is designed to prepare successful graduates for entry-level employment in the field of as Occupational Therapy Assistants. A Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist, provides rehabilitative services to individuals with mental, physical, emotional, or developmental disabilities. The COTA's purpose is to improve a client's quality of life and enhance his/her ability to perform daily activities. COTAs provide clients with adaptive skills that enable them to reenter the workforce, instruct clients in compensating for a loss of motor skill function, and plan activities that increase the independence of the physically and/or developmentally disabled.

The OTA program housed in Morton Hall in Russellville, 1700 West C Streetis 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. ACOTEs telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.

The total number of graduates from the Arkansas Tech University Occupational Therapy Assistant Program during the 3-year period of 2013-2015 was 52 with an overall graduation rate of 83%.

Graduation Year

Student Entering/Graduating

Graduation Rate

2013

19/16

84%

2014

22/18

82%

2015

21/18

85%

Total

62/52

83%

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found here.

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Sharyl Moffit
Administrative Assistant

Health Sciences and Wellness
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-8500 ext. 6105
smoffit@atu.edu 

Wendi Pool
Program Chair

Morton Hall
1700 West C Street
Russellville, AR 72801

(479) 880-4175
wpool2@atu.edu