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  • Orlando Occupational Therapy Assistant Courses

    Remington College's Occupational Therapy Assistant curriculum was designed to help prepare students to work in a variety of settings, including home healthcare services, nursing care facilities, schools, private medical offices, and hospitals.(1,2)

    If you have concerns about fitting coursework into your life: this hybrid program includes online courses to better accommodate your busy schedule. Along with these online courses, in-person labs and fieldwork form the remainder of the curriculum.

    Call now or request information to learn more about our Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

    Classes in our Orlando Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree Program

    In-person labs take place locally at our modern Orlando-area campus, while fieldwork is available at select locations throughout the Southeast.(3,4) These experiences give students a chance to learn directly from qualified instructors, as well as a chance to interact with other students and professionals while gaining valuable real-world, practical experience.

    As a student in this program, you'll have the opportunity to take courses that cover a wide array of topics, including biology, anatomy, kinesiology, and psychology. You'll also have the chance to learn how neurological, psychosocial, and orthopedic conditions affect individuals in their everyday lives.

    Typically, each student will spend one weekend per month attending face-to-face labs, which take place at our campus north of Orlando in Heathrow, FL.(3)

    Occupational Therapy Assistant Curriculum

    Core Courses in the Orlando Occupational Therapy Assistant curriculum include:

    • Human Biology
    • Anatomy and Physiology I
    • Anatomy and Physiology II
    • Human Growth and Development
    • Introduction to Occupational Therapy
    • Functional Kinesiology
    • Activity Analysis
    • Group Dynamics
    • Psychosocial Interventions
    • Pediatrics
    • Aging Adult Conditions
    • Physical Disability Interventions
    • Assistive Technology
    • Entering the Profession (Occupational Therapy Capstone)
    • Basic Research Methods
    • Fieldwork Level 1: Psychosocial
    • Fieldwork Level 1: Physical Disabilities
    • Fieldwork Level 2a: Experience
    • Fieldwork Level 2b: Experience
    • Fieldwork Level 2c: Specialty
  • The occupational therapy assistant program is accredited 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. Graduates of the program 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, most 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. Further, completion of Remington College's occupational therapy assistant program does not guarantee that a graduate will pass the NBCOT exam or be able to obtain state licensure. Prior to enrolling, individuals interested in this program are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration and/or licensure requirements for a career as an occupational therapist assistant for each state in which they may seek licensure.