Occupational Therapy Assistant Courses

OTA 1110 – Occupational Human Development
3 Credits, 2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours
A Study of performance and growth in areas of occupation (social participation, ADLs, education, work, play and leisure) in normal development from conception to death. Topics include developmental milestones in performance skills through the life span. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2010 Semester Availability: Fall

OTA 1120 – Exploring Occupation
3 Credits, 2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours
A Study of the concept of occupation across cultures and life span. Topics will include occupational analysis and selection, adaptation and sequencing of purposeful/meaningful activities. Prerequisite(s) BIOL 2010 Semester Availability: Fall

OTA 1130 – Foundations of Occupational Therapy
2 Credits
A study of the basic tenets of occupational therapy. Topics will include the history and the role of occupation to health and human diversity, philosophy of occupational therapy, theories, ethics, standards of practice and professional associations. Prerequisite(s) BIOL 2010 Semester Availability: Fall

OTA 1140 – OT Doc with FW A
2 Credits, 1 Lecture Hour, 1 Field Experience
A study of the documentation of the OT treatment process and a Level 1 Fieldwork. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2010. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENGL 1010- English Composition I. Semester Availability: Fall

OTA 1150 – Med Term for OT
1 Credit
A course that will be designed to introduce OTA students to the terminology used in the medical profession. Prerequisite (s) All Learning Support coursework, BIOL 2010. Semester Availability: Fall

OTA 1210 – Group Process and Dynamics
3 Credits, 2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours
A study of client-practitioner interactions. Topics will include professional behaviors, therapeutic use of self, and group process and dynamics. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030, OTA 1110, OTA 1130. Semester Availability Spring

OTA 1220 – Challenges to Mental Health
3 Credits, 2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours
A study of individuals who are limited in their ability to engage in life activities due to challenges to their mental health. Topics will include major DSM IV diagnoses with emphasis on symptoms, behaviors, cultural influences, and medical and social supports related to those diagnoses. OT evaluations and treatment planning for the mental health population will be introduced and practiced. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030, OTA 1110, OTA1130 Semester Availability: Spring

OTA 1230 – Challenges to Physical Health
3 Credits, 2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours
A study of individuals who are limited in their ability to engage in daily life activities due to challenges to their physical health. Topics will include major medical, orthopedic, and neurological diagnoses, with emphasis on symptoms, physical conditions, and medical and social supports related to those diagnoses. OT evaluations and treatment planning for the physical health population will be introduced and practiced. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030, OTA 1110, OTA 1120, OTA 1130, OTA 1140, OTA 1150 Semester Availability: Spring

OTA 1240 – Human Movement for Occupation
3 Credits, 2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours
A study of kinetics of human motion of the musculoskeletal system. Topics will include evaluation procedures for range of motion, functional muscle strength and coordination testing, principles and techniques of body mechanics, transfers, and positioning, and neuromotor and myofascial treatment. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030, OTA 1110, OTA 1120, OTA 1130, OTA 1140, OTA 1150. Semester Availability: Spring

OTA 1250 – Asst Tech and Env Adaptation
3 Credits, 1 Lecture Hour, 4 Lab Hours
A study of adapting, altering, or designing environments that support participation and facilitate engagement in social, family and community activities. All levels of assistive technology will be reviewed and discussed. Topics will include but are not limited to home modifications, driving evaluations, communication devices and community mobility. Students will evaluate participation limitations and facilitators for individuals and communities. Prerequisite(s) BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030, OTA 1110, OTA 1120, OTA 1130, OTA 1140, OTA 1150. Semester Availability: Spring

OTA 1260 – OT Doc with Fieldwork B
2 Credits, 1 Lecture Hour, 1 Field experience
Opportunity for the OTA students to apply academic knowledge of occupational therapy to practice through a Level I Fieldwork experience. Prerequisite(s) BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030, OTA 1110, OTA 1120, OTA 1130, OTA 1140, OTA 1150. Semester Availability: Spring

OTA 2110 – OT Interv and Treat/Pediatric
2 Credits, 1 Lecture Hour, 3 lab Hours
A study of limitations and obstacles to occupational engagement (self-care, play, school) for persons from birth to age 22. Topics will include common diagnoses, evaluation methods and treatment environments and treatment for areas of occupation. (ADL, IADL, education, work, play leisure, and social participation) considering performance skills, performance patterns, client factors and context will be reviewed. Prerequisite(s): OTA 1110, OTA 1120, OTA 1130, OTA 1140, OTA 1150, OTA 1210, OTA 1220, OTA 1230, OTA 1240, OTA 1250, OTA 1260, BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030. Semester Availability: Summer

OTA 2120- OT Int and Tx: Mental Health
3 Credits, 2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours
A study of mental health limitations and obstacles to occupational engagement for individuals and populations. Topics will include common diagnoses and treatment environments, treatment for areas of occupation (ADL, IADL, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation), considering performance skills, performance patterns, client factors, and context will be reviewed. Students will be required to develop applications for enabling function and mental health well-being. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030, OTA 1110, OTA 1130, OTA 1210, OTA 1220 Semester Availability: Fall

OTA 2130 – OT Int and Tx: Adult
3 Credits, 2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours
A study of physical health limitations and obstacles to occupational engagement for individuals and populations. Topics will include common diagnoses and treatment environments, treatment for areas of occupation. (ADL, IADL, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation), considering performance skills, performance patterns, client factors, and context will be reviewed. Students will be required to develop applications for enabling function and physical well-being. Prerequisite(s): OTA 1110, OTA 1120, OTA 1130, OTA 1140, OTA 1150, OTA 1210, OTA 1220, OTA 1230, OTA 1240, OTA 1250, OTA 1260, BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030. Semester Availability: Fall

OTA 2140 – OT Int and Tx.: Geriatric
3 Credits, 2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours
A study of physical and mental health limitations and obstacle to occupational engagement for individuals and populations. Topics will include common diagnoses and treatment environments, treatment for areas of occupation. (ADL, IADL, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation), considering performance skills, performance patterns, client factors and context will be reviewed. Students will be required to develop applications for enabling function and mental health and physical well-being. Prerequisite(s): OTA 1110, OTA 1120, OTA 1130, OTA 1140, OTA 1150, OTA 1210, OTA 1220, OTA 1230, OTA 1240, OTA 1250, OTA 1260, BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030. Semester Availability: Fall

OTA 2150 – Management skills for the OTA
2 Credits
A study of management skills with an emphasis on organization and professional communication skills necessary for team building, leadership, and collaboration. Topics will include program planning, marketing, advocacy, and program quality improvement. Documentation, reimbursement, ethical and legislative issues will be addressed. This class will review requirements for Level II field work, certification and licensure. Students will prepare for future employment through résumé and portfolio development. Prerequisite(s): OTA 1110, OTA 1120, OTA 1130, OTA 1140, OTA 1150, OTA 1210, OTA 1220, OTA 1230, OTA 1240, OTA 1250, OTA 1260. Semester Availability: Fall

OTA 2160 – Fieldwork C
1 Credit
Opportunity for the OTA student to apply academic knowledge of occupational therapy to practice through a Level I Fieldwork experience. Prerequisite(s): OTA 1110, OTA 1120, OTA 1130, OTA 1140, OTA 1150, OTA 1210, OTA 1220, OTA 1230, OTA 1240, OTA 1250, OTA 1260, BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030. Course is Fieldwork only Semester Availability: Fall

OTA 2210 – Level II A
6 Credits
First eight week fieldwork experience will be designed to provide the OTA student the opportunity to work in an OT setting, under the supervision of an OTR or COTA. Students must meet objectives designed by academic and clinical educators. All academic coursework and program director approval will be required. Students will be required to complete and earn a grade of “C” or better in all OTA and General Education coursework and a satisfactory rating on the Professional Behavioral Competence document before approval for Level II placement. Semester Availability: Spring

OTA 2220 – Level II B
6 Credits
Second eight-week fieldwork experience will be designed to provide the OTA student the opportunity to work in an OT setting, under the supervision of an OTR or COTA. Students must meet objectives designed by academic and clinical educators. All academic coursework and program director approval will be required. Students will be required to complete and earn a grade of “C” or better in all OTA and General Education coursework and a satisfactory rating on the Professional Behavioral Competence document before approval for Level II placement. Semester Availability: Spring