Occupational therapy is a skilled treatment that assists people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Occupational therapy helps people function in all of their environments and addresses the physical, psychological and cognitive aspects of their well-being through engagement in occupations. Entry level practice requires a master’s degree for occupational therapists and an associate’s degree for occupational therapy assistants.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant curriculum at Navarro College includes both classroom education at the College and fieldwork (clinical) training in occupational therapy and community settings. Upon successful completion of academic and fieldwork education, students are awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification exam for occupational therapy assistants provided by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) to become a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA). Additional employment requirements, such as state licensure, vary from state to state and among countries. The student is encouraged to determine the additional employment requirements of the state or nation in which he or she wishes to work.
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