Occupational therapy is a health profession that provides services to individuals affected by developmental, physical, emotional or social disabilities and helps them achieve maximum independence. If you are a creative and caring individual who likes working with others, consider a career as an occupational therapy assistant. The Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Keiser University prepares students for employment in this growing field.
An occupational therapy assistant (OTA) works under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist to help people of all ages enhance their performance of important everyday activities such as work, education and self-care despite the effects of illness, disability or injury. OTAs interact with clients to assess existing performance, set therapeutic goals, develop a plan and implement intervention. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) OTA certification exam.
Graduates of the A.S. in Occupational Therapy Assistant program can find opportunities for employment in a range of settings including:
- Outpatient centers
- Nursing homes
- Community settings
Contact Keiser University today to learn more about how we can help you accomplish your educational and career goals!