Eastwick College's Associate in Applied Science
Occupational Therapy Assistant

An occupational therapy assistant is a skilled, licensed certified health care worker who carries out treatment plans under the guidance and supervision of an occupational therapist. OTAs assist OTs in assessing patient needs, determining therapeutic goals, planning and implementing treatment activities, communicating with patients and health care providers and documenting patient progress. Occupational therapy assistants work with people of all ages who, because of physical, cognitive, developmental, social, or emotional problems, need specialized assistance in order to lead an independent, productive, and satisfying life. They may work in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, school systems, psychiatric hospitals and private practice outpatient clinics. If you are driven by a desire to help people live more satisfying and productive lives, then this is the career for you! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects demand for occupational therapist assistants and aids will grow 43 percent nationally through 2020.

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The associate degree program with Eastwick College features an all-women’s cohort with classes scheduled around the Yomim Tovim for our students’ convenience. The TTI/Eastwick’s degree program combines classroom lecture and clinical experience. Classes will be held on Sundays and one weekday evening. The final term of the program requires full time fieldwork. Our coursework focuses on medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, growth and development, kinesiology and occupational therapy for mental and physical health. Graduates of our OTA program will be eligible to take the national certification examination to become an Occupational Therapy Assistant.

TIME

This program is completed in 22 months, including fieldwork

COST

The cost of this program is approximately $26,000. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

FACTS
  • Earning an associate degree as an OTA through Eastwick College will give you the proficiency you need to be a skilled and licensed health care worker. An OTA works directly with an Occupational Therapist, planning treatment activities, charting progress of patients, and more.
  • You will work with people of all ages helping them learn how to perform the basics so they can eventually live more independent lives. If you enjoy helping others, teaching skills, and watching people succeed, then an OTA Associate degree could be the educational path for you.
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