Occupational Therapy Assistant
General Education courses must be taken as part of this Career Major. These include: English Composition I, English Composition II, American Government & Politics, Math or College Algebra and US History. Prerequisites - Support courses taken are: General Psychology, Medical Terminology, Biological Concepts with Lab, Human Anatomy with Lab, Human Physiology with Lab and Developmental Psychology. Students in this major will learn about the role of the occupational therapy assistant. They will learn the basic anatomic and physiologic concepts of human movement and about the various mental and physical health problems that are commonly dealt with in occupational therapy. They will learn how to treat patients with physical limitations, pediatrics, geriatrics, and patients with emotional, cognitive, and psychosocial problems. They will also learn about incorporating crafts and other activities into treatment. There will also be an observation and clinical portion to this major. Students must obtain certification from National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) to work in this field.