Program Facts

Gain skills to help patients with disabilities perform daily functions at home and at work.

Learn how to support patients using a variety of techniques in this Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)-accredited program.*

Complete your degree in as few as 21 months of study.

Available at our Memphis campus location.

Program
Overview

Occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) work with occupational therapists (OTs) to help patients with physical or psychosocial disabilities adapt to daily life and become more independent. For example, OTAs may help someone who has lost a hand learn to dress and eat again, or support children with neurological disorders in school settings.

In Concorde’s ACOTE-accredited* occupational therapy assistant program, you can gain the skills you need to work under the supervision of an OT and support patients. The program includes hands-on training and externships, teaching therapeutic exercises, kinesiology, principles for supporting special populations, and more. After graduation, you will be prepared to pursue licensure as an OTA in Tennessee.**

Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree Curriculum

Our AAS degree program equips you to pursue a career as an occupational therapy assistant in as few as 21 months. When you graduate, you’ll be able to serve effectively in a variety of settings, including schools, clinics, hospitals, correctional facilities and more.

  • Applied Kinesiology for OTAs
  • Clinical Conditions I and II
  • Fieldwork Level I Clinical
  • Fieldwork Seminar
  • Foundations of Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Concepts
  • Occupational Therapy Transition
  • Occupational Therapy in Emerging and Specialty Areas of Practice
  • Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
  • Occupational Therapy in Physical Dysfunction
  • Psychosocial Occupational Therapy

*The Occupational Therapy Assistant (Associate of Applied Science) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Ste 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. Their website is https://acoteonline.org/. ACOTE’s email is accred@aota.org.

**Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.