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Betsy McDaniel
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Occupational Therapy (OTA)
Phone: (478) 934-3057
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Occupational Therapy
Assistant Program

Applications for fall 2017 are now being accepted.


Occupational Therapy is a respected, rewarding and lucrative health career profession that helps people to achieve and maintain their independence and well being. The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), working under the direction of an Occupational Therapist, provides treatment and other occupational therapy services to make it possible for people to live their lives independently. These services include the use of meaningful activities to help people develop or restore their skills for the job of living.

Occupational Therapy is a dynamic, growing profession with many job opportunities in a wide variety of health care and community settings. Our graduates work in school systems with children and in rehabilitation centers, hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, nursing homes and private practices with adults.

 

WHO BENEFITS FROM OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?

  1. People with neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis
  2. Children and Adults with developmental conditions such as cerebral palsy, learning disorders, autism, and Down's Syndrome
  3. People with orthopedic conditions such as broken bones, amputations, and sports injuries
  4. People with work related disorders such as back injury and carpel tunnel syndrome
  5. People with medical conditions such as heart attacks, arthritis, burns, and spinal cord injury
  6. People with mental health conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, eating disorders, and drug and alcohol addiction
  7. People who require assistance in completing their everyday activities
  8. People who are well and wish to maintain a balanced life style and a high quality of life

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.

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, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is 301-652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org




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