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In Occupational Therapy, Dedication Pays Off

Occupational therapy assistants have a remarkable commitment to patients, dedicating countless hours to learning the foundation of therapy, as well as earning credentials distinguishing exceptional caregivers. 

An occupational therapy assistant degree can take you to a wide range of patient settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, schools and emerging practices, like rehabilitation centers focusing on behavioral health. And at AdventHealth University, we’ve designed a robust program full of specific occupational therapy assistant classes, where you’ll focus on four core areas: adults with disabilities, geriatrics, pediatrics and psychosocial.

Of all the occupational therapy assistant programs, ours will teach you to combine clinical expertise with an uncommon compassion for patients. Classroom teachings will inform your care as you participate in hands-on clinical experience designed to give you the bedrock of your patient care.

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High Standards for Excellence

Our Accreditation

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 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 510E Bethesda, MD 20814, Call301-652-6611. Graduates of this program will be eligible to take the national certification examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. The State of Florida requires licensure to practice as an occupational therapy assistant. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination of attain state licensure.

The Results are Clear

Program Outcomes

The total number of graduates from AdventHealth University's Occupational Therapy Assistant program during the 4-year period of 2020-2023 was 84, with an overall graduation rate of 89%. 

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2020 24/22 92%
2021 24/21 88%
2022 24/23 96%
2023 12/9 75%
TOTAL 84/75 89%

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Your Dream. Your Journey. Your Move.

We believe it’s a privilege to help patients recover from some of their most trying days. And we’ll teach you the steps to becoming an occupational therapy assistant. Through our curriculum, you’ll be guided on how to put that passion to practice and bring your unique experiences to each patient you meet. Start your journey with us.