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. (Click here for the summary report from the ACOTE on-site visit.)