Associate of Applied Science – Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Associate of Applied Science – Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Program
Overview

Program Overview

Occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) work with occupational therapists (OTs) to help patients with physical or psychosocial disabilities adapt to daily life and become more independent. For example, OTAs may help someone who has lost a hand learn to dress and eat again, or support children with neurological disorders in school settings.


In Concorde’s ACOTE-accredited** occupational therapy assistant program, you can gain the skills you need to work under the supervision of an OT and support patients. The program includes hands-on training and externships,ᶛ teaching therapeutic exercises, kinesiology, principles for supporting special populations, and more. After graduation, you will be prepared to pursue licensure as an OTA in Tennessee.†



Block Transfer Opportunity Available

PROGRAM FACTS

Skill Building

Skill Building

Gain skills to help patients with disabilities perform daily functions at home and at work.

Versatile Curriculum

Versatile Curriculum

Learn how to support patients using a variety of techniques in this Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)-accredited program.†

Flexible Class Schedules

Flexible Class Schedules

Complete your degree in as few as 20 months of study.*

Skill Building

Skill Building

Graduates of qualifying degree programs may be eligible to block transfer 21 credits and earn their degree sooner*

Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree Curriculum

Our AAS degree program equips you to pursue a career as an occupational therapy assistant in as few as 20 months.* When you graduate, you’ll be able to serve effectively in a variety of settings, including schools, clinics, hospitals, correctional facilities and more.

  • Applied Kinesiology for OTAs
  • Clinical Conditions I and II
  • Fieldwork Level I Clinical
  • Fieldwork Seminar
  • Foundations of Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Concepts
  • Occupational Therapy Transition
  • Occupational Therapy in Emerging and Specialty Areas of Practice
  • Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
  • Occupational Therapy in Physical Dysfunction
  • Psychosocial Occupational Therapy

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Think you’d make a great occupational therapy assistant? Get in touch with Concorde Memphis today to find out if our AAS degree program is right for you.

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