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Make a career out of caring for others with an OTA degree

Occupational Therapy is a specialized treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of life. If you enjoy caring for others and want to help them achieve independent and satisfying lives, then a career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant is right for you!

Not only does our Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program allow you to work alongside an experienced, practicing Occupational Therapist in the field, but it also prepares you to help patients of all ages live life to the fullest. Your studies and clinical work will train you to identify adaptations for home, work, and school environments that complement the functional activities and therapeutic modalities you perform on your patients.

Our fast and flexible OTA program

At Goodwin, you have the ability to complete your Occupational Therapy Assistant associate degree in as few as 16-months full-time. The courses you need to complete your degree are offered during the evenings and on weekends as a cohort model for maximum flexibility.

Upon graduation, you will be qualified to sit for the national certification administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, you 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. In addition to Connecticut, other states including Massachusetts and Rhode Island also require state licensure in order to practice after completing a program at an occupational therapy assistant school.

Our OTA program prepares students to work in a variety of settings:

Flexible class schedules and financial aid options

Find out more about our flexible scheduling and career options. Getting a great education means making an investment in your future; and our financial aid team is ready to work with you to make sure you find the grants, scholarships, and other aid you need to cover your college tuition.

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We will evaluate any transfer credits you may have — usually in less than one business day with an unofficial transcript.

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Our career-focused degree and certificate programs prepare you with the skills and competencies needed to be successful in various industry settings.

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Classes are offered during the days and evenings, 7 days a week.

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Goodwin College has one of the lowest tuition costs for private, nonprofit colleges in the state.

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