Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
69 Hours

Major

54 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
HSC 1010
Introduction to Health Professions
2

Provides students with a foundation for college success, as well as the exploration of various health professions and tools for career planning. Emphasizes concepts of professionalism, health care ethics and confidentiality as well as an introduction to electronic health records (EHR) and relevant medical terminology.

HSC 1210
Anatomy and Physiology I
3

Focuses on the essential study of the body and associated terminology with a view toward the structure and function of the body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1211
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
1

Accompanies the course with the same number. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1220
Anatomy and Physiology II
3

Focuses on the physiology of the body system on a cellular level and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1221
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
1

Accompanies the course with the same number. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required

HSC 2710
Clinical Kinesiology
4

Covers the application of basic physics principles and advanced human anatomy as it pertains to the study of human movement. Emphasizes biomechanics, arthrokinematics, palpation, functional anatomy, and therapeutic principles. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab required.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1210, HSC 1211

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 2710L

OTA 1110
Introduction to Occupational Therapy Assisting
1

Introduces students to the foundations, history, philosophy, and development of occupational therapy. The scope of occupational therapy practice and organizations will be defined. Delineation between the roles and functions of the registered occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant will be emphasized. Initial observation experiences in at least two different occupational therapy settings are required. Must complete with a B - or better.

OTA 1210
Clinical Pathology and Occupations
3

Focuses on the impact upon occupations due to specific orthopedic, neurological, rheumatological, and medical conditions. Must complete with a B- or better.

OTA 2010
OTA Clinical Documentation and Health Records
2

Introduces Occupational Therapy Assistant students to clinical documentation and health records. Must complete with a C or better.

OTA 2050
OTA Principles and Applications Principles and Applications in Mental Health
3

Introduces OTA students to the role of occupational therapy in the mental health setting and discusses mental disorders commonly seen in occupational therapy. Provides the foundation for instruction in the therapeutic use of activities and treatment from acute to chronic care. The scope of the lecture primarily deals with adolescence through adult; however a section on childhood psychiatric disorders will be included. Must complete with a C or better.

OTA 2110
OTA Clinical Techniques in Mental Health
3

Emphasizes occupational therapy therapeutic skills and techniques such as patient observation, interview skills, group dynamics, process, and interaction skills/techniques. Students will participate in the selection, analysis and implementation of therapeutic activities for daily living and leisure/play tasks specific to the mental health setting. Content encompasses the role of group dynamics and process applications in mental health occupational therapy intervention. Must complete with a C or better.

OTA 2150
Fundamentals in OTA Practice
3

Focuses on fundamental practice issues in occupational therapy, including standards of practice, COTA supervision, the therapeutic intervention process, medical documentation, team interaction, and management of therapy service. Professional ethics, legal aspects, insurance reimbursement, and quality assurance are introduced. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
OTA 1210

Concurrent requisite(s):
OTA 2150L

OTA 2210
OTA Principles and Applications of Physical Dysfunction
3

Focuses on the role of occupational therapy in the evaluation, assessment, and treatment intervention for physical dysfunction. The scope of the course ranges from acute care through long-term rehabilitation, with a primary emphasis from adolescence through adulthood. Therapeutic skills and techniques for program planning and implementation are heavily incorporated into the course. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
OTA 2250

Concurrent requisite(s):
OTA 2210L

OTA 2250
Neurological Foundations of Motor Control
2

Focuses on the neuroanatomy of the central and peripheral nervous systems as it relates to normal motor control and sensory integration. The neurological foundations of therapeutic exercise principles are introduced. 15 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

OTA 2310
OTA Clinical Techniques in Physical Dysfunction
3

Provides OTA students with an opportunity to study, integrate, apply, and practice therapeutic skills and activities utilized in the area of physical dysfunction throughout the lifespan. Must complete with a C or better.

OTA 2350
Geriatric Patient Care
2

Explores the psychosocial and physical aspects of aging and the role of occupational therapy with the older adult. Treatment planning, application, and preventative strategies are explored in the performance areas of activities of daily living, leisure, and work. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
OTA 2150

OTA 2410
Elements of Therapeutic Media
3

Introduces OTA students to therapeutic activity and various forms of media utilized in occupational therapy treatment settings. Students develop and apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to identify, analyze, and adapt purposeful activities in the areas of self-care, work, and leisure. Extensive activity analysis and application to various patient care areas are emphasized. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
OTA 2150

Concurrent requisite(s):
OTA 2410L

OTA 2510
OTA Principles and Applications in Pediatrics
2

Introduces students to the implementation of occupational therapy in the developmental disability setting with a primary emphasis on ages birth through 26 years. Students will review the following aspects of childhood developmental disabilities: etiology, symptomatology, prognosis, and deviations from normal development. This course discusses the basic objectives of occupational therapy treatment procedures, medical, and safety precautions. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
OTA 2150

OTA 2610
Fieldwork Fundamentals
2

Provides Occupational Therapy Assistant students with the preparation for their fieldwork experience. The areas reviewed are: ethical and professional behavior, liability, communication skills, reinforcement of academic knowledge, and treatment selection/application. This course provides OTA students with case study applications, in-servicing, and clinical preparation. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
OTA 2720

OTA 2710
Level I Fieldwork A
1

Provides clinical observation of client services in various community and clinical settings. Observation skills, individual and group interaction, and documentation are emphasized and integrated into the occupational therapy process with concurrent OTA coursework. 15 hours of lecture and 40 clinical hours are required. Must complete with a C or better.

OTA 2720
Level I Fieldwork B
1

Provides clinical observation of client services in the area of physical dysfunction. Observation skills, treatment implementation, and documentation are emphasized and integrated into the occupational therapy process with concurrent OTA coursework. 15 hours of lecture and 40 clinical hours are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
OTA 2710

OTA 3710
Level II Fieldwork A
3

Provides an unpaid affiliation in the clinical setting, performing the delivery of occupational therapy services under the supervision of an occupational therapy practitioner. Students must complete a minimum of 320 hours (or the equivalent of eight weeks, full-time) for this fieldwork experience. The clinical site will assess clinical competency including clinical decision-making skills and professionalism.

Prerequisite(s):
OTA 2210

OTA 3720
Level II Fieldwork B
3

Provides an unpaid affiliation in the clinical setting, performing the delivery of occupational therapy services under the supervision of an occupational therapy practitioner. Students must complete a minimum of 320 hours (or the equivalent of eight weeks, full-time) for this fieldwork experience. The clinical site will assess clinical competency including decision-making skills and professionalism. This is a capstone course. Students must achieve 80% or better in all coursework and 80% or better on all evaluations to receive credit for this course.

Prerequisite(s):
OTA 2210

OTA 3750
OTA Board Review

Provides the OTA student with a comprehensive review in preparation for the National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination. This review will include all domain areas of the examination. Students will be required to satisfactorily complete a mock certification examination. Must complete with a C or better.

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