Why consider a career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant?
Licensed occupational therapy assistants (OTA) are creative caring professionals that work underneath the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. Students can look forward to a dynamic career helping people with traumatic injuries, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, or mental health problems in their homes, community centers, rehabilitation hospitals, and nursing homes. In addition, students have diverse career opportunities to help children with Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems in early intervention programs, school systems, private practice, public health and community programs.
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The St. Andrews University 4-year Occupational Therapy Assistant Bachelor of Science is a unique pre-professional degree program designed to prepare students to take the National Board of Certification (NBCOT) Exam to become an occupational therapy assistant upon graduation or apply to graduate school to become an occupational therapist.
In the first two years the student will complete health services administration and general education coursework in the arts, humanities and sciences. The last two years of the program will focus on the completion of core occupational therapy assistant curriculum enhanced by rich interprofessional experiences and clinical fieldwork.