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Get into the Occupational Therapy field in just 16 months!!
Clinical Fieldwork sites – Diverse Hands-on clinical experiences
Small class and lab sizes
Dedicated OTA labs
Our program is designed to help individuals develop professionally to meet the demands of a competitive healthcare market
NBCOT Certification Exam supports
Great Reputation in the industry
Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) Club
Commitment to community service
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Once you graduate and pass the NBCOT exam, you can pursue employment as an occupational therapy assistant in a variety of professional settings, including:
*These are examples of job targets and do not represent a guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title.
In Parker University’s Associate of Applied Science with a major in Occupational Therapy Assistant (AAS-OTA) program, you can gain the specialized training you need to help others recover and improve their daily lives and skills through therapeutic care and customized training.
Parker University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Parker University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
The Occupational Therapy Program (OTA) at Parker University has been granted Full Accreditation Status in August 2016 by 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. The phone number for ACOTE is (301) 652-AOTA (2682), and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.
Our graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT exam for professional certification and/or attain state licensure.
In its most recent report, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that the median annual salary for occupational therapy assistants and aides nationally is $61,730. Overall employment of occupational therapy assistants and aides is projected to grow 25% from 2021 to 2031.