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Associate in Occupational Therapy Assistant (Completing Core Online)

Degree At A Glance:

Number of Credits 28 - 29
Cost Per Credit $ 118
Total Tuition $ 3,304 - 3,422

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Although the AS Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant is not a fully online program, the required courses to apply to this program, are available to you fully online.

Albany State University offers the core curriculum fully online for students. If you are a student who is beginning the exciting educational journey into any HealthCare Career Program, you can fully complete online all the required courses to officially submit your application to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

Please Note:  The number of credit hours you see on the print degree screen only reflects the pre-requisite core classes needed to apply to the AS Degree in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program and does not imply an earned AS degree with those hours.

An Occupational Therapy Assistant works under the direction of an Occupational Therapist to guide patients in selected treatment interventions in order to help them holistically achieve or recover their independence in activities of daily living (ADLs). Occupational therapy allows people across the lifespan to do the activities they want and need to do.

Young or old, we all have a job to do—the job of living. Learning, growing, playing, working, managing our homes, and caring for our families are among the “occupations” of life. Unfortunately, physical, emotional, or other challenges prevent people from participating fully in the job of living. Disease, injury, depression, or developmental problems can make it difficult for people to do everyday tasks or be active and independent. Occupational therapy—a vibrant, growing profession—makes it possible for people to achieve independence and to enjoy life to its fullest.

By choosing a career as an occupational therapy assistant, you can make a difference! You will improve the lives of people, from newborns to the very old by employing treatment interventions that focus on self-care activities, work or school tasks, driving, leisure, home management, and community involvement. If you are looking for a challenging career and have a desire to learn, achieve, and give your best to society, a career as an occupational therapy assistant is for you!

More Information about an Occupational Therapy Assistant and accreditation of OTA Programs can be obtained from the American Occupational Therapy Association and Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education websites.

Program Contact Information
Program Advisor Tonya Curles   (229) 500-2234
Online Specialist Jonita Coleman Schedule Now with Jonita Coleman (229) 500-2906

Albany State University recommends the following course track for transfer students.
If you would like to use a different track, please contact your Online Support Specialist.

To apply to the OTA program, the following courses must be completed: (MUSC 1100 OR ARTS 1100) (MATH 1001 OR MATH 1111) and then all other courses as shown

Course Listing for REQUIRED Courses needed in order to apply to Occupational Therapy Assistant
Course Title Credits
ALHE 1120 Medical Terminology 2 hours
ARTS 1100 Art Appreciation 3 hours
BIOL 2411K Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hours
BIOL 2412K Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3 hours
MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning 3 hours
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3 hours
MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation 3 hours
POLS 1101 American Government 3 hours
PSYC 1101 General Psychology 3 hours
PSYC 2103 Human Growth and Development 3 hours

Depending on your enrollment status you may be required to take ASU 1101 (1 credit hour) ASU 1101 is required for first-time college students or transfer students bringing in less than 12 transfer credit hours.

Course Listing for Institutional Requirements
Course Title Credits
ASU 1101 First Year Experience/Pathway to Success 1 hours

The following program details are intended to help you make an informed decision about the college that’s right for you.

Table of Completion Rates
Tuition and Fees Information Table
Tuition & Fees as of July 30, 2018
Tuition $3,304-3,422
Institutional Fee $225 / per semester
Technology Fee $65 / per semester

This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue a job in this field or related fields. Although career and professional development services are available to students and graduates, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. We do not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, or at all.

Total Credits (28 - 29 Hours)