The following contains information for students who have been accepted to the Murray State College OTA Program 2nd year.  The 2nd year of the program is referred to as the "specialized year".  During this year, students take only OTA specific courses and complete clinical education components of the program.


This document contains program information, policies, and procedures that all 2nd year OTA students must be aware of and follow to be successful in the OTA Program.

OTA Student Handbook 2023 - 2024

OTA Student Handbook 2022 - 2023

Spring 2024

Fall 2024

Students in the 2nd year must use specific textbooks in each OTA class.  This list contains all program textbooks that are required.  


CastleBranch is a secure, online environment used by the program to facilitate completion and management of educational, professional and personal information.  This is the platform by which all OTA students must confirm the required background checks, drug testing, and other required activities.  

Clinical Links

*Any student or graduate who identifies a helpful link, they are encouraged to email the link to the program director and the link may be added to our list.  Thank you.

Critical Reading Link

Becoming a better reader is critical to success!  
In this program you have much to read.  It is important to know how to get through the material!