Occupational Therapy Assistant Courses

OTAP 1140 Foundations of Research in OT Credit Hrs: 1
Pre-req: BIOL 2010 and admission to OTA program
Co:req: None
This course introduces concepts essential for evidence-based practice in occupational therapy. The process of locating, reviewing, and understanding professional literature will be examined. Principles related to research design and statistical methods will be introduced.

OTAP 1210 Foundations of Occ Therapy Credit Hrs: 2
Pre-req: BIOL 2010
This course introduces the basic tenets of the occupational therapy profession. Topics include history, philosophy, the OT Practice Framework, the OT process, ethics, role delineation, standards of practice, professional organizations, and evidence-based practice.

OTAP 1220 OT Doc with Level 1 A Credit Hrs: 2
Pre-req: BIOL 2010
Co-req: ENGL 1010
Course introduces concepts and strategies for OT documentation and includes a Level I Fieldwork experience. Fieldwork experience includes opportunities for documentation practice, directed client observation, and participation in delivery of OT services as appropriate for assigned setting.

OTAP 1240 OT Doc with Level 1 B Credit Hrs: 2
Pre-req: BIOL2010, PSYC1030, OTAP1310, 1120, 1140, 1150
Co-req: ENGL1010
Course provides an experiential Level I Fieldwork focused on psychosocial aspects of health and wellness with emphasis on clinical observation and documentation. Includes participation in delivery of OT services as appropriate for assigned setting. A variety of documentation formats, including but not limited to the electronic medical record, are discussed.

OTAP 1310 Occupational Human Development Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-req: BIOL 2010
Co-req: None
A study of performance and growth in areas of occupation (social participation, ADL, IADL, education, work, play, and leisure) in normal development from conception to death. Topics include developmental milestones in performance skills through the life span with an emphasis on typical developmental changes.

OTAP 1320 Exploring Occupation Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-req: BIOL 2010
This course provides in-depth study of occupations and begins to introduce students to how therapeutic occupations are used in OT practice. Topics include occupational and activity analysis, grading, exploration of therapeutic media, selection, adaptation and sequencing of purposeful/meaningful activities.

OTAP 1340 Human Movement for Occupation Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030, OTAP 1310, 1120, 1140, 1150
Co-Req: None
This course provides a foundation for the understanding of the kinetics of human motion of the musculoskeletal system and its impact on occupational performance. Topics include, but are not limited to: procedures for range of motion, muscle testing, biomechanical principles, posture/positioning, and body mechanics.

OTAP 1350 Group Process and Dynamics Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030 and OTAP 1310
Co-Req: None
A study of client-practitioner interactions. Topics include professional behaviors, therapeutic use of self, and group process and dynamics.

OTAP 1360 Challenges to Mental Health Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030 and OTAP 1310
Co-Req: None
A study of individuals who are limited in their ability to engage in life activities due to challenges to their mental health. Topics include major DSM 5 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 are practiced.

OTAP 1370 Challenges to Physical Health Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030, OTAP 1310, 1120, 1140, 1150
Co-Req: None
This course examines individuals who are limited in their ability to engage in daily life activities and occupations due to challenges to their physical health. The major medical, orthopedic, and neurological diagnoses will be studied with emphasis on symptoms, physical conditions, and medical and social supports and the impact on occupational engagement related to those diagnoses. OT evaluations and planning of interventions for the physical health population are reviewed, discussed, and practiced.

OTAP 1380 A T and Environments Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-req: BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030, OTAP 1310, 1120, 1140, 1150
Co-req: None
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 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.

OTAP 2110 Level 1 C Credit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030, OTAP 1310, 1120, 1140, 1150, 1210, 1220, 1230, 1240, 1250, 1260
Co-Req: None
Opportunity for the OTA student to apply academic knowledge of occupational therapy to practice through a Level I Fieldwork experience.

OTAP 2210 OT Inter and Treat Pediatric Credit Hrs: 2
Pre-req: BIOL2010, PSYC1030, OTAP1310, 1120, 1140, 1150, 1210, 1230, 1240, 1250 and 1260
Co-req: None
This course will address limitations and obstacles to occupational engagement (self-care, play, school) for persons from birth to age 22. Common diagnoses, evaluation methods, and treatment environments will be presented. 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 well-being.

OTAP 2220 Practice Management Credit Hrs: 2
Pre-req.: OTAP 1310, 1120, 1140, 1150, 1210, 1220, 1230, 1240, 1250, 1260
This course addresses issues related to the delivery of occupational therapy services. Topics include, but are not limited to: professionalism and ethical practice, administration and management, regulatory requirements for practice and patient care, current trends and issues, program planning, marketing, advocacy, quality improvement, reimbursement, and transition from student to practitioner.

OTAP 2310 OT Inter and Treat Mental Hlth Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030, OTAP 1310, 1130, 1210, 1220
Co-Req: None
This course will address mental health limitations and obstacles to occupational engagement for individuals and populations. Common diagnoses and treatment environments will be presented. Treatment for areas of occupation (ADL, IADL, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation), activity demands, client factors and context will be reviewed. Students will be required to develop applications for enabling function and physical well- being.

OTAP 2330 OT Inter and Treat Adult Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-req: BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030, OTAP 1310, 1120, 1130, 1140, 1150, 1210, 1220, 1230, 1240, 1250 and 1260
A study of physical and mental health limitations and obstacles to occupational engagement for individuals and populations. Topics include common diagnoses and treatment environments, treatment for areas of occupation (ADL, IADL, rest and sleep, 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.

OTAP 2340 OT Inter and Treat Geriatric Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-req: BIOL 2010, PSYC 1030, OTAP 1310, 1120, 1130, 1140, 1150, 1210, 1220, 1230, 1240, 1250, 1260
A study of physical and mental health limitations and obstacles to occupational engagement for individuals and populations. Topics include common diagnoses and treatment environments, treatment for areas of occupation (ADL, IADL, rest and sleep, 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.

OTAP 2610 Level II A Credit Hrs: 6
Pre-req: Program director approval
Co-req: None
First of two eight-week fieldwork experiences (ACOTE requirement) designed to provide the OTA student the opportunity to work in an OT setting, under the supervision of an OTR or COTA. Students will participate in the supervised delivery of occupational therapy services in a variety of settings, utilizing skills, concepts, techniques, and strategies learned through academic preparation. Opportunities will be provided for the students to synthesize, develop, and apply academic knowledge and entry level practice skills within the fieldwork setting.

OTAP 2620 Level II B Credit Hrs: 6
Pre-req: Program director approval
Co-req: None
Second of two eight-week fieldwork experiences (ACOTE requirement) designed to provide the OTA student the opportunity to work in an OT setting, under the supervision of an OTR or COTA. Students will participate in the supervised delivery of occupational therapy services in a variety of settings, utilizing skills, concepts, techniques, and strategies learned through academic preparation. Opportunities will be provided for the students to synthesize, develop, and apply academic knowledge and entry level practice skills within the fieldwork setting.