Occupational therapy assistants, under the supervision of occupational therapists, provide services to individuals whose abilities to cope with daily tasks are threatened or impaired by developmental deficits, aging, injury or illness. They help people prevent, lessen or overcome physical and mental disabilities so that they are able to function independently. The program includes extensive clinical training that must be finished within 12 months of completion of the academic course work. A grade of "C" or higher is required in all program courses to remain in the program.
Laboratory experiences in personal and normal development, including development of the self as an effective therapeutic tool, exploration of values, personal and cultural attitudes, sensitivity to cultural differences, group process, ethical decision making and safety issues relating to laboratory experiences. Six lab hours per week.