Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduation Requirements & Commencement
The proposed OTA program includes 48 months of undergraduate and professional level courses that are distributed across 8 semesters and the bachelor’s degree level. Students must complete a total of 124 credits (112 didactic units and 12 clinical education units).
- Students must complete all didactic courses (124 credits) with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and no course grades below a C (70.00%).
- Students must complete all clinical education with a grade of C or higher.
- Students must complete 16 weeks of Level II fieldwork and Baccalaureate Project within 6 months following the completion of the didactic portion of the program.
- Students must have met all financial obligations to the University.
- Students must be in good standing in character, conduct, and ability as described in the Essential Functions Policy and Professional Behaviors Policy and must be recommended for graduation by the faculty.
- Has satisfactorily completed the appropriate general education/core requirements for the degree.
The OTA Program Commencement will take place in May with the university’s traditional Baccalaureate and Commencement events. Undergraduate students must be within 12 credits of completing all degree requirements to be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. After the student has successfully completed the required coursework, experiences, and has fulfilled all financial responsibility to the University, the degree will be conferred, and the student will be eligible to take the NBCOT certification Exam.