Occupational Therapy Assistant

OTA 1111 Introduction to Occupational Therapy Assistant

History, philosophy, ethics and definitions of occupational therapy; overview of occupational therapy practice areas; differences between occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants; functions of professional and regulatory agencies; exploration of learning experiences within the occupational therapy assistant program curriculum; basic prefixes, roots and suffixes; terminology and standard abbreviations required for understanding of the language used in medicine. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

OTA 1211 Occupational Therapy Assistant Foundations I

Introduction to occupational therapy and people with physical, psychosocial and/or developmental disabilities in a non-traditional community-based setting with supervision provided by a licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant. Focuses on activity implementation, observation skills, professionalism, therapeutic use of self and occupational therapy practice framework language. Two classroom, three clinical hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

OTA 1212 Functional Anatomy

Functional Anatomy of neurological and musculoskeletal systems. Analysis of nervous systems, major joint and muscle groups involved in daily living tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, cooking, and housekeeping.
2 Credit Hours

OTA 1213 Occupational Therapy & Adults with Physical Dysfunction

Effect of the features of major diseases, injuries, and disorders on adult occupational performance. Physical dysfunction theories, models of practice, frames of reference that provide the foundation of occupational therapy. Screening and evaluation of occupational performance affected by physical dysfunction. Includes use of occupations for the purpose of assessment, specified screening tools, assessments, observation, checklists, histories and interviews with clients and/or their family members or caregivers.
2 Credit Hours

OTA 1214 Occupational Therapy & Adults with Physical Dysfunction Lab

Focus on physical dysfunction intervention to increase independence in areas of occupation. Screening and evaluation of occupational performance affected by physical dysfunction. Includes use of occupations for purpose of physical dysfunction assessments and interventions. Six lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

OTA 1311 Occupational Therapy Assistant Foundations II

Continue refining definition of occupational therapy and experience with people with physical, psychosocial and/or developmental disabilities in a non-traditional community-based setting under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant. Focuses on occupational therapy documentation, observation skills, professionalism and activity analysis. Two classroom, three clinical hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

OTA 1312 Occupational Therapy & Human Development

Exploration of human development from conception to death including developmental stages, theories supporting human development, occupational engagement throughout the lifespan and cultural impact on human development.
2 Credit Hours

OTA 1313 Occupational Therapy & Adults with Neurological Dysfunction

Effect of the features of major neurological diseases, injuries and disorders on adult occupational performance. Neurological Dysfunction theories, models of practice, frames of reference that provide the foundation of Occupational Therapy. Screening and evaluation of occupational performance affected by neurological dysfunction. Includes use of occupations for the purpose of assessment, specified screening tools, assessments, observation, checklists, histories and interviews with clients and/or their family members or caregivers.
2 Credit Hours

OTA 1314 Occupational Therapy & Neurological Dysfunction Lab

Focus on neurological dysfunction intervention to increase independence in areas of occupation. Screening and evaluation of occupational performance affected by neurological dysfunction. Includes use of occupations for purpose of neurological dysfunction assessments and interventions. Four lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

OTA 1315 Therapeutic Use of Self

Personal development, including development of the self as an effective therapeutic tool, exploration of values, personal and cultural attitudes, sensitivity to cultural differences, group process and ethical decision making. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

OTA 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

OTA 2412 Occupational Therapy Assistant & Pediatrics

Effect of the features of major diseases, injuries, and disorders that affect pediatric population's occupational performance. Pediatric Function and Dysfunction theories, models of practice, frames of reference that provide the foundation of Occupational Therapy. Screening and evaluation of occupational performance affected by dysfunction in the pediatric population. Includes use of occupations for the purpose of assessment, specified screening tools, assessments, observation, checklists, histories and interviews with clients and/or their family members or caregivers. Pediatric medical and educational practice settings.
1 Credit Hour

OTA 2413 Occupational Therapy Assistant & Pediatrics Lab

Focus on intervention to increase independence in areas of occupation with pediatric population. Screening and evaluation of occupational performance affected by dysfunction. Includes use of occupations for purpose of assessments and interventions with infants, children and adolescents. Four lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

OTA 2414 Occupational Therapy Assistant & Psychosocial Dysfunction

Effect of the features of major psychosocial diseases and disorders on occupational performance. Psychosocial dysfunction theories, models of practice, frames of reference that provide the foundation of occupational therapy. Screening and evaluation of occupational performance affected by psychosocial dysfunction. Includes use of occupations for the purpose of assessment, specified screening tools, assessments, observation, checklists, histories and interviews with clients and/or their family members or caregivers.
1 Credit Hour

OTA 2415 Occupational Therapy Assistant & Psychosocial Dysfunction Lab

Focus on psychosocial dysfunction intervention to increase independence in areas of occupation. Screening and evaluation of occupational performance affected by psychosocial dysfunction. Includes use of occupations for purpose of psychosocial dysfunction assessments and interventions. Role of the Occupational Therapy Assistant in a variety of mental health settings and in the therapeutic group process. Four lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

OTA 2416 Occupational Therapy Assistant Level 1 Fieldwork

Level 1 Fieldwork integrates the academic classroom instruction and clinical experiences in an Occupational Therapy setting(s) under the direct supervision of an Occupational Therapy practitioner and coordinated by the Academic Fieldwork Educator. Two classroom, seven practicum hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

OTA 2511 Occupational Therapy Assistant Level 2 Fieldwork A

First of two full-time 8-week assignments of advanced clinical experience under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapy Practitioner which must be completed before the student is eligible for national certification examination. Fourteen practicum hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

OTA 2512 Occupational Therapy Assistant Level 2 Fieldwork B

Second of two 8-week full-time assignments of advanced clinical experience under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapy Practitioner which must be successfully completed before the student is eligible for national certification examination. Fourteen practicum hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

OTA 2523 Occupational Therapy Assistant Clinical Issues A

Facilitation of increased practical knowledge and problem-solving skills to address professional, ethical, legal and social issues within clinical practice.
1 Credit Hour

OTA 2524 Occupational Therapy Assistant Clinical Issues B

Facilitation of discussion on issues related to the transition from student to entry-level Occupational Therapy Assistant. Advanced exploration of legal and ethical issues related to occupational therapy practice.
1 Credit Hour