Make a difference as an occupational therapy assistant.
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.
- Our occupational therapy assistant associate degree program combines classwork and hands-on clinical experience to help you build the skills and techniques you’ll need to be able to work with patients who are affected by disabilities or recovering from injuries.
- The Associate of Applied Science in occupational therapy assistant program at Baker College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) www.acoteonline.org.
- The estimated total cost for completing the Occupational Therapy Assistant program is $35,240.00. This includes books and fees. The total cost can be lower if the student has transfer credit. Experiential/work experience can not be used for occupational therapy assistant course credit.
- Once you have graduated from the program, you will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination and apply for state licensure. Your program director will assist you with the instructions for these final steps toward a rewarding career.
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Occupational Therapy Assistant classes are taught at both the Muskegon and Owosso campuses. Plus, general education and prerequisite courses are typically available through Baker Online, Online Live, and on all campuses throughout Michigan.Learn More
Enrollment in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program is limited, and admission is highly competitive. High-performing incoming freshmen may qualify for guaranteed enrollment and a $6,000-per-year scholarship through our direct admission program.Learn More
Why Study Occupational Therapy?
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.
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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.
Take your learning to a whole new level.
The College of Health Science is proud to offer courses that include Extended Reality (XR) learning. These experiences provide immersive, hands-on learning that will prepare you for a successful career in the healthcare field.
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.
Outcomes & Performance
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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Core courses for this degree program are not offered through Baker Online.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available through Baker Online each semester.Baker Online
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Core courses for this degree program are not offered through Online Live.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available through Online Live each semester.Online Live