Medical Education

The Associate of Science degree with a major in occupational therapy assistant will be awarded to students who successfully complete 52 credit hours in the major and 21 credit hours of general education and elective course work (73 total credit hours). Required courses are listed in the curriculum plan.

Fall
Course #
Credit Hours
BIO 100** Medical Terminology 1
BIO 210** Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
CAS 190** Computer Technology Applications 3
ENG 101* English Composition I 3
OTA 110** Introduction to Occupational Therapy 2
OTA 115** Level I Fieldwork # 1 1
OTA 120** Activity Analysis: Application to Occupation 3
TOTAL 17
Spring
Course #
Credit Hours
BIO 220** Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Elective* Math Elective 3
OTA 130** Fundamentals of Occupations 3
OTA 140** Adult Physical Conditions 3
OTA 145** Level I Fieldwork # 2 1
PSY 101* General Psychology 3
TOTAL 17
Summer
Course #
Credit Hours
OTA 150** Pediatrics in OT 3
PSY 150* Human Growth & Development 3
TOTAL 6
Summer II 
Course #
Credit Hours
OTA 160** Kinesiology 3
OTA 170** Professional Behaviors for the OTA 1
TOTAL 4
Fall 
Course #
Credit Hours
Elective* Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Elective Non-Major or General Education Elective 3
OTA 200** Pediatric Therapeutic Intervention 2
OTA 210** Medical Health Concepts & Techniques for the OTA 2
OTA 215** Level I Fieldwork #3 1
OTA 220** Adult Therapeutic Intervention 3
PSY 210* Abnormal Psychology 3
TOTAL 17
Spring 
Course #
Credit Hours
OTA 240** Level II Fieldwork #1+ 6
OTA 260** Level II Fieldwork #2+ 6
TOTAL 12
Total Degree Hours 73

* General Education Course
** Major Course
+Students must complete Level II Fieldwork within 1 year following completion of the didactic portion of the program.
Traveling up to one hour for any fieldwork site is considered reasonable.

General Education Electives

English Math
ENG 102 English Composition II MAT 171 Pre-calculus Algebra
MAT 201 Introductory Statistics
Humanities/Fine Arts Social Sciences
ENG 210 World Literature SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
HUM 220 Music Appreciation SOC 203 Marriage and Family
REL 210 World Religions
SPA 201 Introduction to Hispanic Culture and Language for the Healthcare Professional


Non-Major Electives

HEA 110 Health and Wellness NTR 210 Nutrition for Healthy Living
IHS 301 Yoga I NTR 210 Nutrition Across the Lifespan
IHS 310 Infant Massage
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