Occupational Therapy Assistant
Ashley Fournier, student
Goodwin College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program is a 67-credit Associate Degree that qualifies graduates to sit for the national certification administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). All courses required for the occupational therapy assistant program are offered during the evening or weekends. Students taking a full course load can finish the degree in four semesters, or under 18 months.
Our program prepares students to work in a variety of settings from pediatrics to geriatrics, inpatient and outpatient and alternative community settings. The program provides:
- Instruction from experienced, practicing Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants with experience in a variety of healthcare and community settings.
- Sixteen weeks of clinical work, with traditional and nontraditional placements being assigned through the program after completion of academic course work.
Because of a high demand for the program and limited seats, Goodwin has established the following minimum admission requirements:
- Applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED, with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
- Students are required to complete 8 hours of observation in an occupational therapy setting as part of the application process. The observation must be documented on this form.
- Placement in English 101 or proof of completion of college-level English 101 equivalent or higher.
- Placement in Math 101 or proof of completion of college-level Math 101 equivalent or higher.
- Completion of BIO 120 or Anatomy and Physiology is recommended.
- Applicants must complete both the OTA program Application and the college Application for Admission.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. ACOTE’s telephone number is c/o AOTA 301-652-AOTA. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. Connecticut requires a license in order to practice occupational therapy and the license is based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.
The program will accept 20 students each in September and January. Applications for January are due September 1 and due May 1 for September.
Please contact the Admissions Department if you are interested in our program. An admission officer will review the admission process and discuss financial aid.
Last Modified: 2/19/2014Scroll