Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Become an Occupational Therapy Assistant Online at St. SWAG视频 University College for Adults

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Help People Recover and Thrive

The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at St. SWAG视频 University is designed to prepare you for a career as an OTA practitioner, who helps people of all ages participate in the activities of everyday life.

Graduates of the program receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the . After successful completion of this exam, you will receive the title of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).

Benefiting from small class sizes, you鈥檒l work closely with faculty, engage in discussions and role-playing, build your confidence, and enhance your communication and teamwork skills.

You鈥檒l enrich your OTA education with 700 hours of extensive, supervised fieldwork experience in a variety of healthcare and community settings.

If you are applying to the OTA associate degree program, you鈥檒l first enroll as a pre-OTA student and take the prerequisites and LIFE core curriculum courses required for your degree. Enrollment as a 鈥減re-student鈥 does not guarantee progression into OTA courses.

We also offer various student support services, including career counseling, internship opportunities, and financial aid.

Program at a Glance

Format: Online. This online option is supplemented by labs and fieldwork hours in the states of Minnesota, , , or . When you apply to the online OTA program, you'll choose to complete your labs and fieldwork in one of these regions.

Cost per credit (2023鈥2024): $815

Total Cost of Attendance: See College for Adults Cost of Attendance

Most College for Adults students receive some form of financial aid.


St. SWAG视频 University's occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the of the located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD, 20852-4929. ACOTE's number at AOTA is (301)652-6611 and its web address is

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