Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at SWOSU
Occupational Therapy is a health and rehabilitation profession that provides services to individuals of all ages who are physically, psychologically or developmentally disabled. The goal of OT is to assist the patient in achieving a maximum level of independent living by developing the capacities that remain after disease, accident or deformity. OTAs work under the direct supervision of the Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistants are employed in all types of health care facilities and clinics as well as home health, public schools and educational organizations. They may also have their own individual practice. Starting salaries vary considerably depending on type of facility and location.
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What does it cost?
Estimated Annual Cost$10,847.16
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.
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
(ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929