Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant

Minor in Health Services Administration (HSA)

Careers for the Baccalaureate Occupational Therapy Assistant

Under the supervision of an occupational therapist, the baccalaureate occupational therapy assistant (OTA) contributes with the evaluation, implementation of treatment, and documentation of progress towards treatment goals of individuals who are experiencing difficulties engaging in their daily activities due to emotional, developmental, and/or physical disabilities. “Occupations” (meaningful and purposeful activities) are used as a means of preventing, reducing, and/or overcoming physical, social, and emotional disabilities. The OTA modifies and adapts the environment, and/or “occupations” to maximize independent functioning for clients of all ages and diverse cultural backgrounds. Additionally, the baccalaureate OTA is prepared to assist with the managerial aspects of the OT practice and assume leadership roles within the profession.

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The Baccalaureate Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (Entry Level) is a 120 credit-hour degree program with a minor in Health Services Administration (HSA), which trains and qualifies graduates to work in the occupational therapy field. The first year of the program sequence prepares students with foundational knowledge and skills in general education. Students will initially be admitted into the pre-OTA bachelor’s degree while completing the general admissions requirements. Upon completion of the general education pre-requisites, students will apply to be accepted into the OTA program. Applications will be open in July 2021 for the 2022-2023 academic year. The Program admits two cohorts every year: one in the fall and a second one in the spring. As students complete the foundational courses, they need to decide which cohort will best fit their educational goals and timelines.

The BSOTA Program supports cross-cultural diversification within the Program and profession and advocates equal opportunities for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or marital status.

The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant (BSOTA), with a Minor in Health Services Administration, was granted with CANDIDACY STATUS by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929 (www.acoteonline.org). ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. The Program is now pursuing the next step in the accreditation process, which is application for Candidacy Status. Click the link below to access accreditation status: https://acoteonline.org/schools/ota-baccalaureate/

The BSOTA Program may now admit students by August 2022 and may proceed to the Pre-accreditation Review step of the accreditation process, which is due on or before July 1, 2024.

The program must have a pre-accreditation 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). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, the State of Florida requires licensure in order to practice. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Disclosure

The Baccalaureate Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Webber International University was granted with CANDIDACY STATUS by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), during its meeting held on December 4-6, 2020. ACOTE is located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA, and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.

The BSOTA Program may now admit students by August 2022 and may proceed to the Pre-accreditation Review step of the accreditation process.

The Program must have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates are 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 graduate will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, the State of Florida requires licensure to practice. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

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    The College of Health Professions and Sciences at Webber International University, thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant (BSOTA). This is the first program in Florida to obtain Candidacy status from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). It is also the only OTA program in the United States that has a minor in Health Services Administration (HSA).

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    The Kingster University Alumni Association is excited to announce the arrival of KU Alumni Connect. This is a new community building platform for Kinster’s alumni. It is the only place online where you can find, and connect with, all 90,000 Kingster’s alumni. All alumni are automatically enrolled!

    Kingster University was established by John Smith in 1920 for the public benefit and it is recognized globally. Throughout our great history, Kingster has offered access to a wide range of academic opportunities. As a world leader in higher education, the University has pioneered change in the sector.

    Alumni

    The Kingster University Alumni Association is excited to announce the arrival of KU Alumni Connect. This is a new community building platform for Kinster’s alumni. It is the only place online where you can find, and connect with, all 90,000 Kingster’s alumni. All alumni are automatically enrolled!

    Kingster University was established by John Smith in 1920 for the public benefit and it is recognized globally. Throughout our great history, Kingster has offered access to a wide range of academic opportunities. As a world leader in higher education, the University has pioneered change in the sector.

    Welcome

    The College of Health Professions and Sciences at Webber International University, thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant (BSOTA). This is the first program in Florida to obtain Candidacy status from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). It is also the only OTA program in the United States that has a minor in Health Services Administration (HSA).

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    The College of Health Professions and Sciences at Webber International University, thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant (BSOTA). This is the first program in Florida to obtain Candidacy status from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). It is also the only OTA program in the United States that has a minor in Health Services Administration (HSA).

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    The College of Health Professions and Sciences at Webber International University, thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant (BSOTA). This is the first program in Florida to obtain Candidacy status from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). It is also the only OTA program in the United States that has a minor in Health Services Administration (HSA).

    Acceptance Process

    The College of Health Professions and Sciences at Webber International University, thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant (BSOTA). This is the first program in Florida to obtain Candidacy status from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). It is also the only OTA program in the United States that has a minor in Health Services Administration (HSA).

    After Acceptance

    The College of Health Professions and Sciences at Webber International University, thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant (BSOTA). This is the first program in Florida to obtain Candidacy status from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). It is also the only OTA program in the United States that has a minor in Health Services Administration (HSA).

    Graduation Requirements

    The College of Health Professions and Sciences at Webber International University, thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant (BSOTA). This is the first program in Florida to obtain Candidacy status from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). It is also the only OTA program in the United States that has a minor in Health Services Administration (HSA).

    COTA Certification

    The College of Health Professions and Sciences at Webber International University, thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant (BSOTA). This is the first program in Florida to obtain Candidacy status from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). It is also the only OTA program in the United States that has a minor in Health Services Administration (HSA).

    COTA Certification & State Licensure

    The College of Health Professions and Sciences at Webber International University, thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant (BSOTA). This is the first program in Florida to obtain Candidacy status from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). It is also the only OTA program in the United States that has a minor in Health Services Administration (HSA).