Required Pre-OTA Courses

17 credits

* BIO 3060 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) PSY 2040 Lifespan Development (3)
* BIO 3080 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) PSY 3410 Abnormal Psychology (3)
HCA 2300 Medical Terminology (3)

* Courses must have been successfully completed in the past five (5) years with only two attempts.  If the A&P courses have been attempted more than twice, only the chronological first 2 attempts will be considered in the ranking process of which the applicant must have made a C or better.

Note: All Pre-OTA courses must be successfully completed with a final grade of C or better. Students who fail to achieve a minimum grade of C in any pre-requisite OTA course may repeat that course only once. Students who subsequently receive a second grade of below C in any pre-requisite OTA course are not eligible to progress to the OTA program.

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale and a prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale throughout their course of study to progress in the program.

OTA Major Courses

Semester 1: 15 credits

OTA 1010 Human Occupations (2) OTA 2050 Health Conditions that Impact Occupational Performance (3)
OTA 1700 Screening, Assessment, and Documentation Skills for OT Assistants (3) OTA 2280 Therapeutic Communication and Collaborative Care (2)
OTA 2000 OTA Practice Foundations (3) OTA 2400 Professional Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants (2)

Semester 2: 16 credits

OTA 1100 Professional Practice and Level IA Fieldwork (2) OTA 3000 OTA Interventions for Adults and Older Adults (3)
OTA 1500 OTA Baccalaureate Project 1 (2) OTA 3100 OTA Interventions for Psychosocial Conditions and Behavioral Health Practice Skills (3)
OTA 2250 Applied Kinesiology with Lab (2) OTA 3180 Leadership, Management, and Advocacy for OTAs (2)
OTA 2300 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice (2)

Semester 3: 13 credits

OTA 1200 Professional Practice and Level IIA Fieldwork (2) OTA 3150 OTA Interventions for Environmental Modifications, Assistive Technologies, and Adaptive Equipment (3)
OTA 1600: OTA Baccalaureate Project 2 (2) OTA 3920 Health, Wellness, and Community and Population Health (3)
OTA 3020 OTA Interventions for Children, Youth and Families (3)

Semester 4: 15 credits

Students may be allowed to begin upper-level major courses in the OTA Program with General Education core credit hours still outstanding. No more than two General Education core classes outstanding is allowed. All remaining General Education core requirements must be completed by the end of the summer semester prior to entering the senior year (Year 4) of OTA courses.

OTA 4000 Clinical Fieldwork IIA (8 weeks; full-time clinical) (6) OTA 4200 Professional Competency (1 credit)
OTA 4100 Clinical Fieldwork IIB (8 weeks; full-time clinical) (6) OTA 4500 Professional Transitions (16 weeks; online) (2)

Note: Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale and a prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale throughout their course of study to progress in the program.

Baccalaureate Project

To meet accreditation standards and be eligible for degree conferral, students must complete 16 weeks of Level II Fieldwork as well as a Baccalaureate Project within 6 months following the completion of the didactic portion of the program.

Design of Baccalaureate Project

The baccalaureate project will be designed through collaboration of the faculty and student(s), including individualized objectives. The baccalaureate project is designed to demonstrate in-depth knowledge in a focused area of study. Students in the BSOTA program will be able to complete an individual/group baccalaureate project(s) in an area(s) that interest them, or they may complete their baccalaureate project by collaborating with students completing or that have completed their doctoral capstone research project. If collaborating, students will have the opportunity to continue the research of those capstone projects through their own baccalaureate projects.