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Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant

AdventHealth University
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Fall 2021
Application deadline: 01 May 2021

Program description

Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant

The Occupational Therapy Department provides an environment where students can pursue expertise in occupational therapy while developing themselves spiritually, intellectually, and socially. We are committed to educating competent occupational therapy assistants with an understanding of Christian beliefs, values, principles, and the University’s mission of health care as ministry. It is our goal to incorporate excellence, spirituality, and stewardship into the curriculum.

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Admission requirements

Minimum GPA

We require a minimum cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 2.70 or 12 college credits from a regionally accredited college with a 2.70 minimum GPA—a cumulative record of all college-level work.

English Language Proficiency

While applying to the University, all students for whom English is not their primary language must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

Course Options:

  • Successful completion of college-level English Composition I from an English-speaking regionally accredited college with a minimum grade of “C”, or
  • Graduation from an English-speaking high school and successful completion of two semesters of Senior high school English, English ESOL, or AP Language & Composition with a minimum grade of “C”; or
  • For Early Acceptance students, from an English-speaking high school, successful completion of two semesters of Junior year high school English, English ESOL, or AP Language & Composition with a minimum grade of “C”.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The OTA program is developmental in nature. The first two semesters each have one OTA class with several general education courses. The program consists of 4 core areas of practice: psychosocial, geriatrics, adults with physical disabilities, and pediatrics. Each core class has a corresponding practicum, which allows students to learn in the classroom while applying their knowledge in a clinical setting. The last semester of the OTA program consists of two (2), eight (8) week level II internships.

First Year- Fall

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
  • English Composition I
  • Medical Terminology
  • Matthew 25: A
  • Introduction to Occupational Therapy
  • Philosophy of Healthcare

First Year - Spring

  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
  • English Composition II
  • Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Matthew 25: B
  • Patient Care Skills in Occupational Therapy
  • General Psychology

First Year - Summer

  • Psychosocial Issues in Occupational Therapy
  • Psychosocial Occupational Therapy Practicum
  • Therapeutic Media and Technology
  • Concepts of Pathophysiology
  • Developmental Psychology

Second Year - Fall

  • Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
  • Occupational Performance Practicum
  • Occupational Therapy in Physical Dysfunction
  • Physical Dysfunction Occupational Therapy Practicum
  • Issues in Grieving and Loss

Second Year - Spring

  • Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practicum
  • Professional Issues in Occupational Therapy
  • Fitness
  • Introduction to Christian Ethics
  • Survey of Mathematics (3) or higher level math

Second Year - Summer

  • Supervised Clinical Practice I
  • Supervised Clinical Practice II
  • Seminar for Clinical Practice

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

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Degree Level: Associates Degree

Continuing studies

Many of our AS graduates complete their bachelor's degree and then pursue a master's in Occupational Therapy.

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About this institute

AdventHealth University

AdventHealth University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution specializing in healthcare education in a faith-affirming environment. Service-oriented and guided by the values of nurture, excellence, spirituality, and stewardship, the University seeks to develop leaders who will practice healthcare as a ministry....

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AdventHealth University

671 Winyah Drive
34758 Orlando Florida
United States of America (USA)

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