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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

WHAT IS AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT?
See also "What is OT?" on this site.

Occupational Therapy is a health care profession. The word occupation refers to how one occupies oneself in activity in everyday life, including self care, work, play and leisure. Occupational Therapy is provided by certified Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants.

Occupational Therapy Assistants are supervised by Occupational Therapists, treating patients of all ages with mental and physical deficits, enabling them to lead more productive and meaningful lives.

Occupational Therapy Assistants work in hospitals, nursing homes, school systems, rehabilitation and health care centers, developmental disability centers, home programs, industry and wellness centers.

Occupational Therapy Assistants are in high demand with an excellent job growth rate projected into the next century.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

AAS DEGREE

The Occupational Therapy Assistant at Touro College incorporates both the academic and clinical coursework necessary for its graduates to become Therapy Assistants in 2 years (including summers). Upon completion of all of the required coursework, the graduate will be awarded a degree of Associate in Arts and Sciences as an Occupational Therapy Assistant and will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant, and are also eligible to apply for New York State licensure.

Touro College
School of Health Sciences
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
27-33 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010-4202
(212) 463-0400

Taken from Touro College's main page.

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