What will I learn?
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program will teach you to work in collaboration with and under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist in order to work with clients of all ages; design individual rehabilitative programs; create goals; and help clients meet their goals while monitoring their progress. You will use rehabilitative activities to help clients of all ages overcome physical, emotional, mental and/or social limitations and become independent in their daily living.
The program consists of 18 months of academic preparation and 16 weeks of fieldwork prior to graduation. When you graduate from the program, you are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). In addition, Colorado requires licensure through the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).