Occupational Therapy Assistant
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to describe the various roles of occupational therapy as it relates to clients, families, and service providers.
- Students will be able to explain and differentiate the distinct roles and responsibilities of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant in the supervisory process.
- Students will be able to effectively apply occupational therapy principles and intervention strategies in a clinical setting.
- Students will be able to formulate an effective Professional Development Plan to facilitate ongoing learning.
- Students will successfully pass the program Exit Exam by the end of the semester.
- Students will be able to articulate the particular occupational therapy frame of reference and/or model of practice employed at their assigned fieldwork location.
Advisory Committee Members
Rosie Vallejo, OTR, McAllen
Adina Santillan, COTA, San Juan
Iris Dovalina, COTA, Mission
Luis Martinez, OTR, Palmhurst
Amanda Delgado, COTA McAllen
Jenny Adame, COTA Rio Grande City
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.
|Humanities Elective 1
Select one of the following:
|Introduction to Humanities I - Western
|Introduction to Philosophy
|Introduction to Logic
|Introduction to Ethics
|Lifespan Growth and Development 1
|Anatomy and Physiology I 1
|Interpersonal Communications 1
|Composition I 1
|Principles of Occupational Therapy
|Human Structure and Function in Occupational Therapy
|Therapeutic Use of Occupations or Activities I
|Occupational Performance from Birth to Adolescence
|Occupational Performance of Adulthood
|Therapeutic Interventions I
|Health Care Management in Occupational Therapy
|Pathophysiology in Occupational Therapy
|Occupational Performance for Elders
|Therapeutic Interventions II
|Clinical -Occupational Therapy Assistant
|Mental Health In Occupational Therapy
|CAPSTONE: Practicum-OTA (A)
|CAPSTONE: Practicum-OTA (B)
|Workplace Skills for the OTA
|Total Credit Hours
Identifies courses to fulfill minimum 15 credit hour General Education requirement
Students must complete all CAPSTONE coursework with a passing grade to be eligible for graduation from the OTA program.