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Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant

In Parker University’s Associate of Applied Science with a major in Occupational Therapy Assistant (AAS-OTA) program, you can gain the specialized training you need to help others recover and improve their daily lives and skills through therapeutic care and customized training.

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Program Highlights

  • Gain hands-on clinical experience throughout the program
  • Learn how to create, execute, evaluate, and optimize custom treatment programs for clients of all ages and abilities
  • Take one course at a time, one month at a time to better master the material
  • Manage other personal and professional commitments with flexible scheduling
  • Prepare to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).

Career Opportunities*

Once you graduate and pass the NBCOT exam, you can pursue employment as an occupational therapy assistant in a variety of professional settings, including:

  • Outpatient clinics
  • Senior care centers and residential care facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Home health care services
  • Psychiatric and mental health centers
  • Community health programs

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

In its most recent report, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that the median annual salary for occupational therapy assistants and aides nationally is $56,070. The number of these jobs is projected to grow by 28% through 2026.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

“The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program at Parker University goes above and beyond education. You can expect a lot of hard work that will not only prepare, but inspire you. The teachers at Parker University are patient, supportive, extremely knowledgeable, and just as dedicated as students.”

—Dorothy K. French, Parker University OTA Student

SACSCOC 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.