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Occupational therapy assistants help anyone, ranging from small children to the elderly, with developmental disabilities or trauma recovery issues who need to relearn activities of daily living. As an occupational therapy assistant, you can work with individuals to help them with all kinds of tasks–from brushing teeth to learning to get into a car–despite various physical or mental challenges.
The Fox College occupational therapy assistant program is designed to be completed in 20-months. The accelerated curriculum is centered on teaching students the critical skills they will need to become occupational therapy assistants. You’ll spend the majority of your time taking classes directly related to your occupational therapy career while learning in simulated clinical labs.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Preaccreditation Status 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 program must complete an on-site evaluation and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible 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). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
Total number of graduates and graduation rates will become available upon completion of the first graduating class.
Program results from the NBCOT when available can be found at HTTPS://SECURE.NBCOT.ORG/DATA/SCHOOLSTATS.ASPX.
Note: Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 18 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.
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