Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at SWOSU
Unleash Your Potential: Join our Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at SWOSU and embark on a transformative journey of making a real difference in people's lives. From newborns to senior citizens, our OTA students experience the thrill of impacting patients of all ages, working alongside expert occupational therapists. Our program offers a solid foundation in the occupational therapy process, empowering you to create lasting positive changes. By enrolling, you'll earn an Associate in Applied Science degree through our esteemed partnership with Caddo Kiowa Technology Center. Embrace the rewarding path of healing and empowerment today!"
The total number of graduates from the Caddo Kiowa Technology Center/Southwestern Oklahoma State University Occupational Therapy Assistant Program during the 3-year period of 2020 – 2022 was 39 with an overall graduation rate of 85%.
Graduation Year Total Number of Students Entering/Graduating Graduating Rate
Program Results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online here.
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Admission criteria includes grade point averages, interviews, references, experience and other evidence of potential success for the program. Admission to SWOSU does not guarantee admission to the OTA Program. Admissions are limited to the top 16 students.
What does it cost?
Estimated Annual Cost$10,847.16
The Associate in Applied Science degree for the Occupational Therapy Assistant is offered through the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford Campus. Courses for the professional portion of the program are conducted through contractual agreement at the Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center (CKTC) in Fort Cobb. The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. Graduates of the program are able 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). Most states require licensure, however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. OTA is offered as a result of a contractual agreement between CKTC and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. OTA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education