Academics

    OTA

    OTA 103  Introduction to Occupational Therapy  (2-0-2)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  Acceptance into Phase II of the OTA program.  Completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"
    This course introduces the philosophy, history, and development of occupational therapy. 

    OTA 130  Therapeutic Media I  (0-3-1)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  Acceptance into Phase II of the OTA program.  Completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"
    This course covers the use of therapeutic craft activities in occupational therapy treatment. 

    OTA 131  Occupational Performance I  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  Acceptance into Phase II of the OTA program.  Completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"
    This course is the study of occupational therapy principles which emphasize the use of purposeful activities to enhance role function.

    OTA 135  Therapeutic Media II  (0-3-1)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  Acceptance into Phase II of the OTA program.  Completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"; OTA 130
    This course covers the fabrication and use of therapeutic equipment. 

    OTA 136  Occupational Performance II  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  Acceptance into Phase II of the OTA program.  Completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"; OTA 131
    This course is a continuation of Occupational Performance I with increased emphasis on environmental adjustments, basic orthotics and assistive technology. 

    OTA 140  Clinical Introduction  (0-3-1)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Phase II of the OTA program.  Completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"; completion of all fall OTA courses with a "C" or higher; CPR certification, physical examination, immunizations, liability insurance, and reliable transportation
    This course provides Level I fieldwork and introduces students to a variety of settings where they can develop a basic comfort level of understanding the needs of clients and professional interaction with the clients and other professionals.

    OTA 153  Clinical Applications I  (3-6-5)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Phase II of the OTA program.  Completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"; CPR certification, physical examination, liability insurance, and reliable transportation
    Co-requisite:  OTA 130 (required)
    This course is a laboratory and clinical course emphasizing screening and assessment, treatment planning and therapeutic intervention. 

    OTA 163  Psycho-Social Aspects of Occupational Therapy  (1-3-2)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  Acceptance into Phase II of the OTA program.  Completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"
    This course is a study of the relationships between purposeful activities and functions in psycho-social areas.  The course explores lifestyle assessment, therapeutic use of self, individual and group treatment that encourages wellness, health promotion, and rehabilitation of psycho-social dysfunction in the classroom and lab. 

    OTA 200  Introduction to Kinesiology  (2-3-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisite:  Acceptance into Phase II of the OTA program.  Completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of “C”
    This course is a study of functional movement of the human body. The course provides an introduction to normal and abnormal musculoskeletal and neuromuscular anatomy with an emphasis on goniometry measurement and muscular testing.

    OTA 203  Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy  (3-0--3)
    Offered Spring and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Phase II of the OTA program.  Completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C."
    This course includes identification and analysis of the components of human motion related to occupational therapy. 

    OTA 245  Occupational Therapy Departmental Management  (2-0-2)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Phase II of the OTA program. Completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"; OTA 103, OTA 131, OTA 203
    This course covers the operation of an occupational therapy clinic, including inventory, supervision, and quality assurance.

    OTA 253  Clinical Application II  (3-6-5)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Phase II of the OTA program. Completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C";  OTA 131, OTA 153; CPR certification, physical examination, liability insurance, and reliable transportation
    This course is a continuation of Clinical Application I with increased emphasis on reassessment for effect of intervention and maximizing treatment gains. 

    OTA 260  Clinical V (0-21-7)
    Offered Fall and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Phase II of the OTA program. Completion of all Phase I and Phase II courses with a minimum grade of "C"; CPR certification, physical examination, immunizations, liability insurance, and reliable transportation
    This course emphasizes direct participation in the adult physical disabilities clinical experience. 

    OTA 268  Clinical VI  (0-21-7)
    Offered Fall and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Phase II of the OTA program. Completion of all Phase I and Phase II courses with a minimum grade of "C"; CPR certification, physical examination, immunizations, liability insurance, and reliable transportation
    This course emphasizes direct participation in pediatric, geriatric, or mental health clinic experience.