Serve the Well-being of Others in Health Care, Educational, and Community Groups
The Rutgers School of Health Profession’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program is a 74-credit Associate in Science degree that prepares students as professionals who contribute to the health and well-being of all populations. Our graduates serve people of all ages who experience illness, disease, disability, disadvantages, trauma, and challenging life circumstances, helping them to adapt through participation in meaningful occupations.
The OTA graduate practices as a dynamic and inter-professional team member, working under the supervision of an occupational therapist, within health care, educational, and other community systems.
The OTA profession is one of the fastest growing health professions. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Occupational Therapy Assistants is expected to increase 28 percent between 2016 and 2026.
We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org
Graduates of an ACOTE-accredited program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states including New Jersey require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.
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