Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) all required developmental courses in order to be admitted into the OTA program. The program minimum scores for the Next Generation Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows: Reading: 250 Arithmetic: 240
All applicants must have completed or current enrollment in the below courses when submitting a program application: BIOL 2260 Anatomy and Physiology I HLTH 1106 Medical Terminology OTAC 1001 Intro to OT PSYC 2201 Developmental Psychology All required courses for the program must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Current CPR certification. CPR for Health Care Providers (American Heart Association) or CPR for Professional Rescuer (Red Cross) certification is required prior to entering OTAC 2000 level courses.
Completion and approval for clinical participation of the Minnesota Department of Humans Services Licensing Division Background Study and fingerprinting (cost is $10.50) upon enrollment in OTAC courses. Completion and approval for clinical participation of a National Background Study through Castle Branch. Cost $45.75 for the first year, and $26.00 for the second year.
The Level II Fieldwork courses (OTAC 2225 and OTAC 2235) may be taken in the 2nd summer semester or the 3rd fall semester.