Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

OTA* E111 Foundations of Occupational Therapy

An introduction to the profession of occupational therapy including its history and philosophical base. Students will develop basic vocabulary, professional skills and attitudes essential to the profession.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3

OTA* E113 Task Analysis

A basic laboratory course in task analysis as it applied to understanding human occupation. Students will explore performance components, environmental adaptations and modifications according to individual needs. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Prerequisite or Parallel: OTA* E111
  • Credits: 1

OTA* E115 Occupational Therapy Assistant I

An overview of the disabilities and diseases that affect children and the study of occupational therapy theory and practice as it relates to these conditions. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Prerequisite or Parallel: OTA* E111
  • Credits: 4

OTA* E121 Kinesiology

The study of activity analysis in human movement as it relates to functional biomechanics, muscle physiology, joint structure and function, and coordinated muscular function. Students will develop skills in goniometry, manual muscle testing, and activity analysis. Analysis of biomechanical forces on upper extremity function will be stressed using clinical examples related to the practice of Occupational Therapy.
Prerequisite: BIO* E117 with a grade of B or higher and OTA* E111
  • Credits: 4

OTA* E123 Occupational Therapy Assistant II

An overview of the disabilities and diseases that affect adults and the study of occupational therapy theory and practice as it pertains to these conditions. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Prerequisite: OTA* E111, OTA* E113, and OTA* E115
Prerequisite or Parallel: OTA* E121
  • Credits: 4

OTA* E125 Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy

A theoretical basis and practical application of group treatment within the context of theories commonly used in occupational therapy treatment. The emphasis is on application of skills in mental health settings. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Prerequisite: PSY* E111, OTA* E111
  • Credits: 3

OTA* E127 Occupation in Treatments

A laboratory-based course in which students study the social, cultural, and personal meanings inherent in activities used in occupation-based treatment. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Prerequisite: OTA* E111 and E113
  • Credits: 1

OTA* E213 Occupational Therapy Assistant III

An overview of the disabilities and diseases that affect elderly adults and the study of occupational therapy theory and practice as it pertains to the treatment of these conditions. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Prerequisite: OTA* E123, E125, E127
  • Credits: 4

OTA* E217 Case Studies in Occupational Therapy

A study of specific treatment principles, techniques and applications presented in a case study format. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Prerequisite or Parallel: OTA* E213
  • Credits: 4

OTA* E219 Occupational Therapy Assistant Seminar

A study of the agencies (private, state and federal), the laws, and the people influencing the practice of occupational therapy and the role of the COTA. This course will also place emphasis on the ability to read, understand, and apply professional literature and recognize its implications for practice and the provision of occupational therapy services. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Prerequisite: OTA* E123, OTA* E125, OTA* E127
Co-requisites:OTA* E213, OTA* E217
  • Credits: 2

OTA* E221 Professional Preparation

This course will provide an overview of the current job market and strategies for completing the certification exam and successfully entering the workforce. Students will develop necessary skills to becoming a professional. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Prerequisite: OTA* E213, E217, E219
  • Credits: 1

OTA* E231 Clinical Practicum - Level IIA

Two hundred and forty hours of full-time performance displaying entry-level OTA skills in an Occupational Therapy department working under the supervision of a Registered/Licensed Occupational Therapist. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Course will be graded pass/fail as determined by the Occupational Therapy Assistant Fieldwork Evaluation form. This is an AOTA required document and is completed by the Fieldwork Supervisor at the Clinical site. Minimum Passing grade for Level II Clinical Practicum is 70 points.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 5

OTA* E233 Clinical Practicum - Level IIB

Eight weeks of full-time performance displaying entry-level OTA skills in an Occupational Therapy department working under the supervision of a Registered/Licensed Occupational Therapist or a Certified Occupational Therapist. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Course will be graded pass/fail as determined by the Occupational Therapy Assistant Fieldwork Evaluation form. This is an AOTA required document and is completed by the Fieldwork Supervisor at the Clinical site. Minimum Passing grade for Level II Clinical Practicum is 70 points.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 5

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