Associate of Occupational Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
Certified/Licensed occupational therapy assistants may seek employment as members of the rehabilitation team under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, out-patient facilities, schools, mental health facilities, and community-based programs and as an Activity Director (independent of supervision by a registered occupational therapist) in adult day care programs, assisted living facilities, and skilled nursing facilities.
Stanbridge University’s occupational therapy assistant program aims to provide high quality, accessible, and relevant education in the art and science of enhancing people’s ability to function in meaningful ways. Our goal is to prepare students to meet the demands of a changing and dynamic occupational therapy field and serve a diverse, changing population while meeting the learning needs of our student population. The end-goal of the program is to graduate successful, responsible, service-oriented learners who contribute to their society and profession.
Program Learning Outcomes
PLO1. Produce graduates who are competent critical thinkers with effective clinical, quantitative reasoning, oral and written communication, and information literacy skills.
PLO2. Produce graduates who demonstrate awareness of the diverse and changing nature of the patient populations served by occupational therapy personnel.
PLO3. Graduate students with demonstrated academic and entry level clinical proficiency in occupational therapy knowledge, intervention techniques, and skills applications.
PLO4. Provide an effective educational program leading to passage of the National Certification Examination administered by the NBCOT.
PLO5. Provide an effective educational program leading to entry-level employment opportunities within the occupational therapy profession.
PLO6. Graduate service-oriented professionals with the desire to seek out opportunities to serve society and the profession.