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Occupational Therapy

Trinity is the only university in the District of Columbia that offers a two-year Associates of Applied Science degree program to become an occupational therapy assistant (OTA).

The OTA program at Trinity prepares the student to be an occupational therapy practitioner who works under the supervision and in cooperation with an occupational therapist (OT) to help people across the lifespan engage in the things they need and want to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities called OCCUPATIONS (AOTA, 2012).

Occupational Therapy is an exciting and dynamic health profession which affords the student many opportunities to work in hospitals, rehabiltitation, skilled nursing, community programs, schools, private practice, and mental health settings; work with individuals, organizations and populations.

“Living Life to Its Fullest” is the goal of occupational therapy.

Learn more about Trinity’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.


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Dr. Kristen Maisano, Program Director

Tasha Champagne, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Stephanie Grissom, Academic Advisor


The occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

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