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OTAC 1130 – OTA Foundations

Credits: 4

Course Description:

This course focuses on the foundational skills needed to practice as an occupational therapy assistant. Students will be able to explain the occupational therapy process, differentiate between the roles of an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) and an Occupational Therapist (OT), and complete professional documentation. Students will participate in independent and active learning with emphasis on developing skills for lifelong learning. Students will understand evaluation in both physical and psychosocial areas and will identify evidence-based practice and occupation-based treatment ideas in both physical and psychosocial areas. Students will be provided opportunities to work collaboratively inter-professionally and intra-professionally and will gain the foundational skills necessary to develop professional behaviors to be successful as an occupational therapy assistant.


OTAC1001, BIOL2260, HLTH1106, PSYC2201



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