Occupational Therapy Assistant

OCTA110R  Fundamentals In Occupational Therapy - 3 Lab Hours/1 Credit
This course is designed to introduce the beginning student to basic body movements, relating them to activities of daily living, therapeutic media, and the effects of decreased motion in specific diagnostic conditions. Activity analysis is introduced addressing a developmental progression of activities of daily living and selected therapeutic media projects. (Co/Prerequisite: AHLT104R)

OCTA125R  Therapeutic Principles - 1 Class Hour/5 Lab Hours/3 Credits
This lab skills course is designed to ground the student in the basic principles and foundations of practice in Occupational Therapy. Principles of motion and kinesiology will be reviewed, as well as the foundation in therapeutic activity, activity analysis, group dynamics and the introduction to therapeutic use of self. (Co/Prerequisites: AHLT135R, AHLT104R, SCI201R, OCTA110R)

OCTA190R  OTA Level I Fieldwork Experience - 4 Credits
The clinical experience is designed to introduce the student to a variety of professional behaviors in the field which includes how to collect useful and accurate data from observation and/or available written resources, use of effective communication with written and verbal skills, and appropriate screening and assessment techniques. The student will be introduced and have a chance to experience and interact in a variety of psychosocial and behavioral situations that are integrated with developmental, physical and emotional deficits. The Level I Fieldwork Experience (180 hours, traditional OT setting and/or a non-traditional setting with field related professionals) allows the student an opportunity to be involved in basic treatment planning including; setting goals, developing intervention strategies and demonstrating proper techniques in ADL and some I-ADL interventions while maintaining effective relationships with client, family and staff and utilizing the occupational therapy practice framework. Upon completion of Level I experience the student will have demonstrated a sense of professional values, ethics, and responsibilities. (Prerequisites: All First Year AHLT and OTAC courses, SCI201R, SCI202R, PSYC101R)

OCTA191R  OTA Level I Fieldwork Seminar - 2 Class Hours/2 Credits
This course provides a seminar for guided student exchange on trends and issues in Occupational Therapy related to the Level I Fieldwork Experiences. (Co-requisite: OCTA190R)

OCTA212R  Developmental Disabilities in Occupational Therapy - 1 Class Hour/3 Lab Hours/2 Credits
This course includes Occupational Therapy theories and treatments for individuals with a variety of developmental disabilities. Utilizing the standard therapeutic process, the student will apply theory and technique in screening and evaluation, treatment planning, service provision, documentation and program evaluation. The various roles and responsibilities of the COTA will be explored. (Co/Prerequisites: PSYC101R, AHLT112R, AHLT114R, OCTA110R, OCTA125R)

OCTA213R  Psychosocial Disabilities in Occupational Therapy - 2 Class Hours/2 Lab Hours/3 Credits
Occupational Therapy treatment of common psychosocial behavior problems of individuals is discussed. Client assessment, group process, and therapeutic communication are included. (Co/Prerequisite: OCTA190R)

OCTA214R  Physical Disabilities in Occupational Therapy - 1 Class Hour/3 Lab Hours/2 Credits
This practice-oriented course provides the student with basic skills in assessment, treatment planning, treatment techniques and documentation as related to physical dysfunction. Included are biomechanical, neurodevelopmental and sensory integrative treatment techniques, splinting, casting and the use of adaptive devices. (Co/Prerequisite: OCTA190R)

OCTA220R  Seminar In Occupational Therapy - 1 Class Hour/1 Credit
This course provides a seminar for guided student exchange on trends and issues of Occupational Therapy related to the Level II Fieldwork Experiences. (Co/Prerequisite: OCTA290R, OCTA291R) (16 hr seminar–over 4 class meetings)

OCTA290R  OTA Level IIA Fieldwork Experience - 6 Credits
Psychosocial service agencies, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, community health care agencies, school systems, and other human service facilities provide affiliating experiences for students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. (Prerequisite: All required AHLT and OCTA courses) 

OCTA291R  OTA Level IIB Fieldwork Experience - 6 Credits
Psychosocial service agencies, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, community health care agencies, school systems, and other human service facilities provide affiliating experiences for students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. (Prerequisite: All required AHLT and OCTA courses) 

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