Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant prepares students to work as occupational therapy assistants under direct supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. Occupational therapy is the art and science of helping people gain skills needed to become independent in daily living activities. Students learn the therapeutic use of occupations which include self-care, work and play/leisure activities in order to maximize independent function, enhance development, prevent disability and maintain health. Intervention strategies may include adaptations to a task or environment or compensatory approaches in order to facilitate clients’ achievement of maximum independence.
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Keiser University’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program, Ft. Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Miami, Melbourne, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, Jacksonville, Daytona, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach campuses, are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). ACOTE can be reached at ACOTE c/o Accreditation Department American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929 Office phone: (301) 652-AOTA www.acoteonline.org.
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.
The program’s mission is further defined in the following goals:
To receive an Associate of Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant, students must earn 83 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows.
Each course in the Occupational Therapy Assistant major is a prerequisite for the subsequent course and therefore must be passed with a minimum “C” grade in order to proceed successfully through the program.
|General Education Pre-Requisite Courses (8) for Admission||AS-OTA Program
|AS-OTA Program Winter/Spring Semester||AS-OTA Program Summer Semester||AS-OTA Program
|Total Cost of Program Based on 2-Year|
|Books and supplies||$1,600.00||$800.00||$800.00||$800.00||$800.00||$4,800.00|
|Distance education fees||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Data based on the current year 2020 with an estimated 4% increase annually in the fall semester, however, fees are subject to change. |
|Occupational Therapy Assistant Major Courses (57.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Occupational Therapy||4.0 credit hours|
|Human Occupation and Development Across the Life Span||4.0 credit hours|
|Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy Assistants||4.0 credit hours|
|Musculoskeletal System Disorders/Assessment and Treatment Strategies||4.0 credit hours|
|Neurological Disorders/Assessment and Treatment Strategies||4.0 credit hours|
|Psychiatric Disorders, Assessment and Treatment Strategies||4.0 credit hours|
|Group Dynamics||2.0 credit hours|
|Therapeutic Media||2.0 credit hours|
|Fieldwork I||2.0 credit hours|
|Occupational Therapy for the Physically Disabled||4.0 credit hours|
|Pediatric Occupational Therapy||4.0 credit hours|
|Aging and Performance Skills||4.0 credit hours|
|Occupational Therapy Pre-clinical Practicum||3.0 credit hours|
|Fieldwork II||12.0 credit hours|
|Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)|
|PSY1012 - Introduction to Psychology||3.0 credit hours|
|Communications (3.0 credit hours)|
|SPC1017 - Speech||3.0 credit hours|
|Computers (3.0 credit hours)|
|CGS1000C - Introduction to Computers||3.0 credit hours|
|English (3.0 credit hours)|
|ENC1101 - English Composition I||3.0 credit hours|
|ENC2102 - English Composition II||3.0 credit hours|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)|
|AML1000 - American Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|ENL1000 - English Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|CWL1000 - Contemporary World Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)|
|MAC2105 - College Algebra||3.0 credit hours|
|MAT1033 - Intermediate Algebra||3.0 credit hours|
|Natural Science (8.0 credit hours)|
|BSC2085C - Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4.0 credit hours|
|BSC2086C - Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4.0 credit hours|
Note: Each course in the Occupational Therapy Assistant major is a prerequisite for the subsequent course and therefore must be passed with a minimum "C" grade in order to proceed successfully through the program.
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