Occupational Therapy Assistant

Advisory Committee Members

Velma Esparza, OTR, McAllen
Jennifer Ybarra, OTR, Edinburg
Adina Santillan, COTA, San Juan
Iris Dovalina, COTA, Mission
Luis Martinez, OTR, Palmhurst
Hermelinda Garcia, COTA  Edinburg
Amanda Delgado, COTA  McAllen
Hortencia Trejo, COTA San Benito
Jesse Rodriguez, OTR  McAllen

Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate of Applied Science

Students interested in this program must complete the pre-requisite courses prior to applying for admission. Any of the other general education courses may also be taken before applying for admission into the program. Grades made in these courses will be computed using a “point system” for the student selection process.


Plan of Study Grid
Pre-requisitesCredit Hours
Humanities Elective 1 3
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Humanities I - Western  
Introduction to Philosophy  
Introduction to Logic  
Introduction to Ethics  
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 1 3
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communications 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
OTHA 1305 Principles of Occupational Therapy 3
 Credit Hours19
First Semester
OTHA 1409 Human Structure and Function in Occupational Therapy 4
OTHA 1415 Therapeutic Use of Occupations or Activities I 4
OTHA 1341 Occupational Performance from Birth to Adolescence 3
 Credit Hours11
Second Semester
OTHA 1349 Occupational Performance of Adulthood 3
OTHA 1419 Therapeutic Interventions I 4
OTHA 2335 Health Care Management in Occupational Therapy 3
 Credit Hours10
Third Semester
OTHA 2201 Pathophysiology in Occupational Therapy 2
 Credit Hours2
Fourth Semester
OTHA 1253 Occupational Performance for Elders 2
OTHA 2405 Therapeutic Interventions II 4
OTHA 2160 Clinical -Occupational Therapy Assistant 1
OTHA 2209 Mental Health In Occupational Therapy 2
 Credit Hours9
Fifth Semester
OTHA 2366 CAPSTONE: Practicum-OTA (A) 3
OTHA 2367 CAPSTONE: Practicum-OTA (B) 3
OTHA 2330 Workplace Skills for the OTA 3
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours60

Students must complete all CAPSTONE coursework with a passing grade to be eligible for graduation from the OTA program.