OTA - Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

OTA 101  Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy  3 SHC  

This course introduces basic principles in occupational therapy including the philosophy, history, current trends, emerging practice areas, models and theories of the profession. The Occupational Therapy Framework is also discussed.

Prerequisites: BIO 210, ENG 101, MAT 120, PSY 201, and BIO 211.

Corequisites: OTA 105, and OTA 203, and OTA 245.

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab/Clinical Hours: 0

OTA 105  Therapeutic Analysis in Occupational Therapy  3 SHC  

This course focuses on the observation and analysis of therapeutic exercise, activities, and human occupations across the lifespan. Coursework incorporates hands-on experience into the application of therapeutic interventions.

Prerequisites: BIO 210, ENG 101, MAT 120, PSY 201, and BIO 211.

Corequisites: OTA 101, OTA 203, and OTA 245.

Lecture Hours: 2

Lab/Clinical Hours: 3

OTA 142  OTA Clinical Introduction I (Level I Fieldwork)  1 SHC  

This course introduces fundamental knowledge and the application of professional behaviors during the provision of occupational therapy services. Students will learn about observation and interaction skills under the guidance and direction of fieldwork supervisors.

Prerequisites: OTA 101, OTA 105, OTA 203, and OTA 245.

Corequisites: OTA 155, OTA 176, and OTA 162.

Lecture Hours: 0

Lab/Clinical Hours: 3

OTA 144  OTA Clinical Introduction II (Level I Fieldwork)  1 SHC  

This course will facilitate continued development of observation and interaction skills in an occupational therapy setting under the guidance and direction of fieldwork supervisors.

Prerequisites: OTA 101, OTA 105, OTA 203, OTA 245, OTA 155, OTA 176, OTA 162, and OTA 142.

Corequisites: OTA 213 and OTA 164.

Lecture Hours: 0

Lab/Clinical Hours: 3

OTA 155  Gerontology  2 SHC  

This course explores the role of occupational therapy with the elderly population, including physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes of aging, and sensory loss and compensation. Disease processes and occupational therapy evaluation and treatment principles are emphasized.

Prerequisites: OTA 101, OTA 105, OTA 203, and OTA 245.

Corequisites: OTA 176, OTA 142, and OTA 162.

Lecture Hours: 1

Lab/Clinical Hours: 3

OTA 162  PsychoSocial Dysfunction  3 SHC  

This course examines the occupational therapy process related to psychosocial challenges across the life span. Topics include pathologies, interventions, and promotion of health and wellness.

Prerequisites: OTA 101, OTA 105, OTA 203, and OTA 245.

Corequisites: OTA 155, OTA 176, and OTA 142.

Lecture Hours: 2

Lab/Clinical Hours: 3

OTA 164  Physical Dysfunction  6 SHC  

This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for treatment of adult individuals with physical dysfunction. Topics include pathology, assessments, interventions, health and wellness, and the impact of cultural and socioeconomic factors on health.

Prerequisites: OTA 101, OTA 105, OTA 203, OTA 245, OTA 155, OTA 176, OTA 142, and OTA 162.

Corequisites: OTA 144 and OTA 213.

Lecture Hours: 5

Lab/Clinical Hours: 3

OTA 176  Pediatric Development and Dysfunction  4 SHC  

This course addresses normal growth and development, disabilities and delays from birth through adolescence. Topics include assessments, treatment planning, and interventions in various practice settings.

Prerequisites: OTA 101, OTA 105, OTA 203, and OTA 245.

Corequisites: OTA 155, OTA 142, and OTA 162.

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab/Clinical Hours: 3

OTA 203  Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy  3 SHC  

This course includes the identification and analysis of the components of human motion related to occupational therapy. Course content emphasizes muscle, bone, and joint structure.

Prerequisites: BIO 210, ENG 101, MAT 120, PSY 201, and BIO 211.

Corequisites: OTA 101, OTA 105, and OTA 245.

Lecture Hours: 2

Lab/Clinical Hours: 3

OTA 213  Group Process and Dynamics  2 SHC  

This course introduces the interpersonal communication process and dynamics with groups. The focus is on group development and various relational communication skills, including speaking/listening, therapeutic use of sel, nonverbal communications and interviewing techniques.

Prerequisites: OTA 101, OTA 105, OTA 203, OTA 245, OTA 155, OTA 176, OTA 142, and OTA 162.

Corequisites: OTA 144 and OTA 164.

Lecture Hours: 1

Lab/Clinical Hours: 3

OTA 245  Occupational Therapy Departmental Management  2 SHC  

This course covers the operation of an occupational therapy clinic, including inventory, supervision and quality assurance.

Prerequisites: BIO 210, ENG 101, MAT 120, PSY 201, and BIO 211.

Corequisites: OTA 101, OTA 105, and OTA 203.

Lecture Hours: 2

Lab/Clinical Hours: 0

OTA 262  OTA Clinical Application I  7 SHC  

This course provides clinical experiences under the direct supervision of an experienced OTR or COTA, enabling students to transition into the role of entry-level OTA. Students are assigned to various settings working with individuals with developmental, physical or emotional challenges.

Prerequisites: OTA 101, OTA 105, OTA 203, OTA 245, OTA 155, OTA 176, OTA 142, OTA 162, OTA 213 OTA 144, and OTA 164.

Lecture Hours: 0

Lab/Clinical Hours: 21

OTA 264  OTA Clinical Application II  7 SHC  

Under the direct supervision of an experienced OTR or COTA, students will build on acquired knowledge and skills as they further develop into entry-level OTA practitioners. Students will be assigned to a practice setting that offers different experiences.

Prerequisites: OTA 101, OTA 105, OTA 203, OTA 245, OTA 155, OTA 176, OTA 142, OTA 162, OTA 213 OTA 144 OTA 262, and OTA 164.

Lecture Hours: 0

Lab/Clinical Hours: 21