Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant


Quick Facts

Degree Level
Associate Degree
Average Admitted GPA
3.19 (2017 Intake)
Minimum 2.70 required to apply
Application Deadline
July 31
Program Start
Fall Trimester
Admits per Intake

About the Program

The Profession

OTAs go on to work in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, private clinics, outpatient clinics, the military, and across many emerging practice settings, such as Alzheimer's rehabilitation centers. Many of our AS graduates complete their bachelor's degree and then pursue a master's in Occupational Therapy. Graduates of the OTA program right out of school can expect to earn $39,000-56,000 per year in the Central Florida area.

The Program

The Occupational Therapy Department provides an environment where students can pursue expertise in occupational therapy while developing themselves spiritually, intellectually, and socially. We are committed to educating competent occupational therapy assistants with an understanding of Christian beliefs, values, principles, and the University’s mission of health care as ministry. It is our goal to incorporate excellence, spirituality, and stewardship into the curriculum.

And the results are clear.

The total number of graduates from AdventHealth University's Occupational Therapy Assistant program during the 3-year period of 2017-2019 was 65, with an overall graduation rate of 90%.

OTA Program Outcomes
Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2017 24/24 100%
2018 24/22 92%
2019 24/19 79%
TOTAL 72/65 90%

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