Associate of Applied Science in
Occupational Therapy Assistant

The Associate of Applied Science with a major in Occupational Therapy Assistant (AAS-OTA) program is designed to provide students with an academic foundation, technical knowledge, and hands-on clinic experience. Our focused curriculum will allow you to master one new course each month and will prepare you for relevant certification and licensure examinations.

Career outcomes*

Graduates of Parker’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program are prepared to help patients develop, recover, and improve their daily living skills through therapeutic care and customized training. As an Occupational Therapy Assistant, you’ll have the option of working in a variety of professional settings, including:

Career growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the United States will see a 41% job growth of occupational therapy assistants between 2012 and 2022–that’s a projection of more than 38,000 new jobs. An Associate of Applied Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant is especially relevant in Texas, as the health care industry is responsible for more than 15% of the state’s annual employment growth.†

SACS Accreditation

Parker University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Certificate, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Master degrees, and the Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Parker University.

Take the first step toward your exciting future!

Call 866-273-4028 or complete the information request form on the right.

*These are examples of job targets and do not represent a guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapy-assistants-and-aides.htm (visited October 3, 2014).