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Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant

This degree focuses on preparing you for a role as an occupational therapy assistant.

  • Function as an occupational therapy assistant
  • Work in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, and long-term care facilities
  • Further your education and become an occupational therapist

While earning your Associate of Science in Health Science, you can expect to take courses including Biomechanics, Clinical Conditions in Occupational Therapy, Human Anatomy, and Medical Terminology.

Degree Requirements

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Requirements for the Major (56 credit hours)

  • BIOL 2022 Medical Terminology
  • BIOL 2031 Human Anatomy Identification Lab
  • BIOL 2032 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 2043 Human Physiology
  • ENGL 1013 College Writing 2
  • OTA 1002 Introduction to Occupational Therapy
  • OTA 1012 Biomechanics
  • OTA 1022 Occupation & Activity Analysis
  • OTA 2002 Core Skills in Occupational Therapy
  • OTA 2013 Clinical Conditions in Occupational Therapy
  • OTA 2203 Theory & Practice in Psychosocial Disabilities
  • OTA 2213 Theory & Practice in Physical Disabilities
  • OTA 2223 Theory & Practice in Developmental Disabilities
  • OTA 2301 Physical Agent Modalities
  • OTA 2402 Management Issues in Occupational Therapy
  • OTA 2502 Fieldwork & Practice Issues
  • OTA 2704 Level 2 Fieldwork
  • OTA 2714 Level 2 Fieldwork
  • PSY 1013 General Psychology
  • PSY 2003 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 3053 Abnormal Psychology
  • SOC 1003 Principles of Sociology

General Education Requirements (15 credit hours)

Additional General Education requirements for the Associate of Science in Health Science Degree includes Communication (3 credits), English (3 credits), Mathematics (3 credits) Philosophy (3 credits), and Theology (3 credits).  For a listing of General Education courses that meet the requirements, please consult the Newman University Catalog, or speak with an OTA Program advisor.

For More Information

Contact Program Administrative Assistant to the School of Nursing and Allied Health at 316-942-4291, ext. 2134 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Call us Toll-Free 877-NEWMANU (639-6268) or visit our Web site at www.newmanu.edu.

THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT PROGRAM IS ACCREDITED BY THE ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION (ACOTE) OF THE AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION (AOTA), LOCATED AT 4720 MONTGOMERY LANE, SUITE 200, BETHESDA, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’S TELEPHONE NUMBER, C/O AOTA, IS (301) 652-AOTA AND ITS WEB ADDRESS IS WWW.ACOTEONLINE.ORG.