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Nursing & Health Professions | About the OTA Program

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

  • Faculty
  • About the Program
  • OTA Pre-requisites
  • Major Requirements
  • Program Policies


Lisa Pasteur Simmons, MS, OTR/L Director

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About the Program

Special features of the OTA program include:

  • Completed in 2 years, after pre-requisites and includes 2 full-time / 8 week fieldwork II requirements (40 hours a week)
  • 70 credits to complete the program. (25 pre-requisite credits/ 45 core OTA credits)
  • Classes are 2 days online and 3 days on campus
  • 1 to 15 student/ faculty ratio for laboratory hands on learning
  • Laboratory activities supervised by experienced clinicians
  • Classrooms and Labs are equipped with multimedia to facilitate learning
  • Ongoing/ year long fieldwork I experiences in pediatrics, behavioral health, and physical rehabilition

OTA Pre-requisites

OTA admission requirements include the successful completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" (70%) or better.  Trinity Pre-requisites (25 credits):

  • BIOL 121 - Anatomy + Physiology I
  • BIOL 122 - Anatomy + Physiology II
  • ENGL 107 - College Composition
  • MATH 108 - Finite Math
  • PSYC 101 - Intro to Psychology
  • PSYC 231 - Child Psychology
  • SOCY 100 - Intro to Sociology
  • HPNU 120 - Medical Terminology

OTA Major Requirements

To meet the requirements of the to become an occupational therapy assistant, students must complete the following OTA course work (44 credits) with a grade of "C" (70%) or better while maintaining at least a 2.5 grade point average

Fall      Year 1:      12 credits

Spring  Year 1:      12 credits

Fall      Year 2:      12 credits

Spring   Year 2:     Full-time Fieldwork ( 9 credits)

Program Policies

Required Documentation:  Prior to enrolling in any OTA fieldwork course, students are required to present documentation of the following:

  • Current immunization or titers for: DPT; MMR; Hepatitis B (3 doses); Tetanus; Influenza (annual); TB (annual).
  • National criminal background check
  • Current major medical health insurance

As part of professional behavior and professionalionalism on Fieldwork I and II as well as community learning experiences, students in the OTA program should expect to incur additional expenses beyond tuition and fees.


2015- 2016 Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Additional Expenses
Uniform and Supplies

  1. OTA Polo Shirt
  2. Name badge
Local Travel and Transportation Variable based on car or public transportation
Books Year 1 $1400
Year 2 $ 850
Health Insurance Trinity Plan $619
Allied Health fee $226*
Clinical Requirements, Criminal Background Check, Drug Test - Castlebranch package $147



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