Occupational Therapy Assistant 

March 1: CVT, PTA, LPN, MA, RN, OTA application deadline

acoteThe 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 Street 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.

The total number of graduates from the Arkansas Tech University Occupational Therapy Assistant Program during the 3-year period of 2015-2017 was 56 with an overall graduation rate of 92%.

 

RESOURCES

Accreditation Statement
Admission Requirements
Selection Process
Course Sequence
Curriculum Design
OTA Mission and Philosophy
Goals & Student Objectives
NBCOT Pass Rate

 

Graduation Year

Student Entering/Graduating

Graduation Rate

2015

21/18

85%

2016

20/19

95%

2017

20/19

95%

Total

61/56

92%

 

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

 

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Wendi Pool
Program Chair

Morton Hall
1700 West C Street
Russellville, AR 72801

(479) 508-8500 ext. 6100
wpool2@atu.edu

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Deidre Huey
Clinical Coordinator

Morton Hall
1700 West C Street
Russellville, AR  72801

(479) 508-8500 ext. 6101
dhuey2@atu.edu

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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