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The Occupational Therapy Programat the University of Louisiana at Monroe is located in Caldwell Hall, on University Avenue. The OT program offers an Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) and the OTA to Master of Occupational Therapy Bridge Program.

Occupational Therapy is a health profession which evaluates and treats people with developmental, social, emotional, or physical problems and helps these individuals develop the skills to overcome the challenges of a disability. The aim is to enable those who are temporarily or permanently disabled to be as independent as possible in the areas of work, home, self-care, and leisure skills while recovering from or adapting to their disability.

Occupational therapy services typically include

Source - http://www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy/Patients-Clients.aspx#sthash.W8bhwmi2.dpuf

Occupational therapy practitioners work in a wide range of settings including schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, psychiatric facilities, and community health programs. School systems, hospitals, and long-term-care facilities are the primary work settings for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.

Source - http://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/EducationCareers/Prospective/Workforce-trends-in-OT.ashx

The Associate of Science in Degree Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (AS OCTA) consists of:

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for 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).

In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

*Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

The Bachelor of Science in Degree Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (BS OTA) consists of:

The Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT) consists of:

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).

In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

*Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Accreditation

’s Associate of Science Degree in 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. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is .

’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant Program has applied for accreditation 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. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is . The program must be granted Candidacy Status, have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

’s Master of Occupational Therapy 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. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is .

NOTE: Applicants to either the OTA or MOT who acknowledge a felony conviction are warned that the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and/or their state's occupational therapy licensing board may bar persons with a felony record from taking the certification examination or from state licensure.

You may contact these organizations for further information:

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
(an Early Determination review is available)

If a prospective students is concerned about any prior issues which might prevent him or her from securing a cleared background check, she or he may choose to undergo a character review prior to applying for the OTA or MOT Program. This is done by requesting the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy to complete an Early Determination Review. For further information about the process and fees please click this link:


For applicants planning to practice in Louisiana, you should contact the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners


Graduation Rates for the OTA Program for the previous 3 years

Academic Year
Graduation

Students
Entering/Graduating

Graduation Rate

2020-21

31/29
29 students graduated December 2020, 1 delayed fieldwork until January 2021 start date

94%

2021-22

31/29

94%

2022-23

32/30

94%

Total 3-year

92/87

94%


Graduation Rates for the MOT Program for the previous 3 years

Academic Year
Graduation

Students
Entering/Graduating

Graduation Rate

2021-22

30/29

97%

2022-23

35/36
*1 student from previous cohort delayed and graduated
in Fall 2022

103%

2023-24

Fall start: 33/32

Spring start: 14/12

97%

86%

Total 3-year

112/109

97%


The MOT and OTA Programs' results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at