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Major Requirements for OTA Degree

Course Sequence for Students Starting Fall 2011 and Later:
OTA courses are only offered during the Fall & Spring semesters.

First Year-Semester I
​OTA 100, Terminology & Documentation for the OTA ​1
​OTA 101, Foundation of Occupation & Occupational Therapy
​OTA 101L, Exploration of Occupation Through Activity
​OTA 110, Human Occupation Across Lifespan ​3
​First Year-Semester II
​OTA 102, Psychosocial Function & Dysfunction ​4
​OTA 102L, Psychosocial Components of Occupation
​OTA 111, Applied Kinesiology ​1
​OTA 115, Human Disease and Occupation
​Psychology 250, Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
this is the only core course that may be taken prior to being admitted to the OTA program
Second Year-Semester III
​OTA 103, Physical Function and Dysfunction ​4
OTA 103L, Physical Components of Occupation
​OTA 201, Contemporary Models of Occupational Therapy Practice ​4
Second Year-Semester IV
​OTA 202, Level II Fieldwork-Part I ​6
​OTA 203, Level II Fieldwork Part II ​6
Total Units Required for Major

The College Catalog Provides Detailed Course Descriptions.

Note: To ensure continuity of application of academic concepts, all fieldwork must be completed within 18 months following completion of academic preparation.

Effective Fall 2011, Psych 140 (Psychology of Adulthood and Aging) and Psych 157 (Intro to Child Psychology) or HUD 107 (Child Growth and Development) will no longer be a part of the core classes for the OTA program. They will be replaced by an OTA class entitled Human Occupation Across Lifespan. This change was made in response to a suggestion during our onsite ACOTE accreditation visit in April 2010.

In the past, student have been advised that Psych 140, Psych 157 or HUD 107, were classes that could be taken while waiting to apply to the OTA program. If you have taken BOTH of these courses any time prior to Spring 2011 they will be accepted. However, they will not be accepted as a core class if they were taken in Spring 2011 or later. This change will only impact students starting the program in Fall 2011 and later. There is no change in the four prerequisite courses to get into the program. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions.
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