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Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy Assistant
This course builds on basic anatomic and physiologic concepts of human movement, emphasizing the kinesiological, anatomic and functional aspects of the skeletal musculature of the human body and their application to human motion.
Lara Skaggs
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405 743 5106
General Education Requirements and acceptance into the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

-Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the human body to include the biological and physical sciences.

-Understand and appreciate the role of occupation in the promotion of health and the prevention of disease and disability for the individual, family, and society.

-Verbalize the individual's perception of quality of life, well-being and occupation to promote health and prevention on injury and disease.

-Gather and share data for the purpose of screening and evaluation including, but not limited to, specified screening assessments, skilled observation, checklists, histories, interviews with the client/family/significant others, and consultations with other professionals.

-Demonstrate the ability to use safety precautions with the client during therapeutic intervention, such as contraindications and use of infection control standards that include, but are not limited to, universal precautions.

-Develop an understanding of personal and professional abilities and competencies as they relate to job responsibilities.

Occupational Therapist Registered OTR - NBCOT


Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant COTA - NBCOT
National Board for Certification in Occupational

Occupational Therapist Registered OTR - NBCOT


Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant COTA - NBCOT
Spaulding, S. Meaningful Motion: Biomechanics for Occupational Therapists. (2007) Elsevier, ISBN: 978044307439.

Green, DP and Roberts, SL Kinesiology: Movement in the Context of Activity, 2nd Edition (2005) Elsevier, ISBN: 9780323028226.

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Health Science Therapeutic Services Occupational Therapy Assistant