Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate of Applied Science
Do what you love everyday by getting a degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant at National American University.
National American University’s Associate of Applied Science Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program is offered in a blended online and on-campus format designed to provide a strong foundation in the theory and nature of occupation, and the dynamic interaction of clients and their environments. The Occupational Therapy Assistant program emphasizes lecture, laboratory, discussion, demonstration, and practical hands-on application.
Please visit the article Occupational Therapy: Living Life to Its Fullest for an in-depth look at this exciting associate degree program.
Students in some programs may be required to…
- Attend classes at different locations
- Take online classes
- For more information call (855) 369-9397 or visit the Colorado Springs (South) campus page for complete contact details.
Associated Careers* Source: National Center for O*NET Development. O*NET OnLine
- Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Clinical Conditions in OT with Lab
- Human Movement for Occupation with Lab
- Evidence-Based Practice with Lab
- Pediatric Practice
- Physical Rehabilitation
- Psychosocial Practice
- Geriatric Practice
Graduates of NAU’s OTA program are eligible to take the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant which is administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of the exam, the graduate will be a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA). In addition, all states require licensure, which is generally based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Exam. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination and obtain state licensure.
Students are required to attend OTA specific courses at the Centennial or Independence campus.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) programs offered at the Centennial, Colo. and Independence, Mo. campuses, are accredited through 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. www.acoteonline.org.
Effective April 1, 2017, ACOTE changed the accreditation status of the AAS OTA program offered at the Independence Campus to Probationary Accreditation for noncompliance with ACOTE Standard A.5.6. (certification exam pass rates). The program remains accredited and the university has been requested to submit a plan of correction to return to full compliance with the Standard. This change only affects the ACOTE accreditation of AAS OTA program offered at the Independence campus.
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Graduate and Employer Satisfaction
NBCOT Certification Exam Pass Rate
Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at HTTPS://SECURE.NBCOT.ORG/DATA/SCHOOLSTATS.ASPX