Do you want to be directly involved in providing therapy to patients as they develop, recover and improve skills needed for daily life?
That is what students who earn an associate of science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant do.
Huntington University’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program is unique in the fact that the associate and bachelor degree will be earned at the same time leading to a variety of post graduation opportunities. An OTA graduate may enter the workforce following successful passing of the national exam or apply to a masters or doctoral program to become an occupational therapist.
The OTA program will be positioned to be one of the first in the country to offer the OTA at the bachelor’s level (ACOTE standard revisions projected for 2019). Upon completion of the accreditation process, the program will qualify students to sit for the national certification examination in occupational therapy assistant (NBCOT). Program candidates may apply for admission to the OTA program during their sophomore year.
Coursework is completed over four years, with in-depth learning in designated classrooms and laboratory space. Students gain skills in professional writing, assessment and intervention strategies, professional behaviors, commitment to life-long learning, scholarship, leadership and technology through guided learning experiences.
Huntington University’s second year Doctor of Occupational Therapy students Caroline Hesterman (Fort Wayne, Indiana), Mallory Coleman (Milford, Ohio), Cody Zimmer (Peru, Indiana), Danielle Brenner (Lima, Ohio), and Caitlin Hansen (Indianapolis, Indiana) collaborated on a video project that was selected as one of 10 videos by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) to represent the Student Centennial Video project. The student’s video was titled “Celebrating 100 years of…
Joining the HU family in 2016, Nicole Scheiman brings years of full-time occupational therapy experience to the table. Scheiman graduated from Indiana University’s Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program in 1999. In 2010, Scheiman continued her education by earning a Master’s in Health Science from the University of Florida. Scheiman is currently pursuing her Doctorate in…