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OTA 110: FOUNDATIONS FOR THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT I

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Curriculum or department approval

This course is an introduction to occupational therapy history, philosophy, ethics, and practice. An overview of physical and psychosocial dysfunction across the lifespan will be presented.

OTA 111: FOUNDATIONS FOR THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT II

5 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: OTA 110 and OTA 114 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

The fundamentals of occupational therapy individual and group interventions in the areas of aging and psychosocial dysfunction are applied. Level I fieldwork experience is completed.

OTA 112: PSYCHOSOCIAL DYSFUNCTION FOR THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: OTA 110 and 114 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course provides a basic understanding of mental health conditions and behaviors. The principles of occupational therapy interventions are discussed.

OTA 114: THERAPEUTIC MEDIA

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Occupational Therapy Assistant curriculum or department approval

This course provides an immersion in therapeutic media used in occupational therapy interventions to promote occupational performance.

OTA 118: FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY FOR THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: OTA 110, 114, and BIOL 140 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

In this course, body structures and functions of the neuromusculoskeletal system will be examined. Joint measurements and motion analysis will be emphasized related to life tasks.

OTA 210: FOUNDATIONS FOR THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT III

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: OTA 111, 112, and 118 with a grade of C or better or department approval

This course applies the occupational therapy process related to individuals with physical dysfunction.

OTA 211: FOUNDATIONS FOR THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT IV

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: OTA 210 and 212 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course is a continuation of the occupational therapy process related to individuals with physical dysfunction. Included are interventions addressing the pediatric population.

OTA 212: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT PRACTICE I

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: OTA 110, 111, 112, and 118 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course provides a fieldwork experience with an emphasis on psychosocial functioning across the lifespan.

OTA 213: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT PRACTICE II

6 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: OTA 210, 211, and 212 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course provides fieldwork experience with an emphasis on varied physical and developmental functioning across the lifespan.

OTA 220: MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: OTA 210 and 212 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course introduces management skills for the occupational therapy assistant including program development and advocacy for the profession.

OTA 255: INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course provides the opportunity to work on a technical project, research, or other specialized study related to individual academic needs. A written plan for the independent study project is developed with a faculty member (including a detailed description of the study project, the number of credit hours assigned to it, the evaluative criteria to be used, and other relevant matters), and the project is carried out under the periodic direction of the faculty member. The written plan is submitted to the dean/associate dean for approval and remains on file within the department. A final written report is also submitted to the faculty member by the student.