Healthcare is one of today’s fastest-growing industries, and careers in occupational therapy are in particularly high demand. With an associate degree in occupational therapy, you’ll be able to start a highly rewarding career as an occupational therapy assistant and start earning a great salary, all without having to spend four years in school. With your help, your patients will be able to learn or regain the skills they need to live independently.
Occupational therapy assistants, working under the supervision of occupational therapists, provide skilled treatments to individuals of all ages. Treatment interventions are designed to promote successful engagement in everyday activities (occupations). These include the skills necessary for learning, social interaction and recovery from emotional, physical or cognitive limitations.
The Baker College occupational therapy assistant associate degree program is a two-and-a-half-year, ACOTE-accredited program consisting of 70 credit hours (28 hours of prerequisites and 42 hours of major requirements). Our curriculum includes neurological foundations of motor control, clinical experiences and an OTA board review.
I chose Baker because they had such a detailed, laid-out plan for me. It got me working as a nurse, and their goal is to see everyone off and working. Baker faculty are very prepared professionals. I felt like they set me up for success.
After you graduate, you’ll be able to sit for the national certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). A felony conviction may affect your ability to sit for the NBCOT examination or attain state licensure.
At the end of this program, graduates will demonstrate readiness for the NBCOT exam.
The occupational therapy assistant associate degree program at Baker College is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) www.acoteonline.org, located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929; Phone: 301-652-2682. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination.
This program is offered in-person on our campuses in Muskegon and Owosso. In Michigan our students come from Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Owosso, Traverse City, and many other locations. Beyond Michigan, our online graduates hail from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and other states.
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