OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

The Murray State OTA program is a distance learning program which trains students to become Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs). After completing the program, graduates can take the National Board Certification Occupational Therapy Examination and apply for OTA licensure. OTA's work with Occupational Therapists to help individuals engage in daily life activities, improving overall well-being. This career offers diverse opportunities to make a positive impact across various age groups.

 

OTA APPLICATION

Applications are now closed. Applications will re-open February 1, 2025
OTA Class Online

Applying to the OTA Program

Thank you for your interest in the OTA program! We have specific application procedures that are outlined below. 

Program Description

Thank you for your interest in the OTA programThe OTA program at Murray State College prepares students to become Occupational Therapy Assistants and it is an exciting profession.  Upon successful completion of the program the graduate will take the National Board Certification Occupational Therapy examination and meet state licensing requirements.  
The OTA works under the supervision of and in collaboration with a licensed occupational therapist.  Together they help individuals engage in the "job of living."  Learning, growing, playing, working, managing our homes, and caring for our families are among the “occupations” of daily life.  A career as an OTA offers a wide variety of opportunities to improve the lives of people of all ages.  Occupational Therapy enables people of all ages to regain, restore, develop, or master the activities of daily life in order to "Live Life to Its Fullest!"

Application now closed. Applications will re-open February 1, 2025

Students do not need to apply to OTA to take the general education first-year course work.   

Graduating high school students, new to college, or second career students who are interested in applying to the second year of the OTA program need to complete first (1st) year course work or be in the process of completing these courses in order to apply to the second year of the program.

OVERVIEW

Current Pass Rate

Current Pass Rate is available online at https://www.nbcot.org/Educators-Folder/SchoolPerformance   

 

Accreditation

The OTA program at Murray State College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc (AOTA), located at 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 510E Bethesda, MD  20814. ACOTE's contact number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is acoteonline.org

Current information on NBCOT Exam Pass Rates