Occupational Therapy Assistant

Associate in Science

Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) provide services to people of all ages who are challenged by disability, trauma or the aging process. OTAs are employed in health care, educational, and community settings, where they work under the supervision of an occupational therapist. Occupational therapy practitioners use everyday activities as the basis of a therapeutic program to promote adaptation to life circumstances health and well-being.


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First Semester (at Salem Community College)

  • BIO 220 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • ENG 101 English Composition I
  • MAT 201 Statistics
  • PSY 101 General Psychology
  • PSY 111 Human Growth and Development


Second Semester (at Salem Community College)

  • BIO 221 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • ENG 102 English Composition II
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • Cultural and Global Awareness Elective


Third Semester (at Rutgers SHRP)

  • OCTH 1010 Occupational Therapy Foundations for the OTA
  • OCTH 1019 Level I Fieldwork A: Integration and Practice Applications
  • OCTH 1020 Occupational Performance and Participation: Skills and Client Factors
  • OCTH 1031 Conditions Impacting Occupation, Participation & Health I: Adult/Older Adult
  • PSRT 1102 Communication Techniques


Fourth Semester (at Rutgers SHRP)

  • OCTH 1029 Level I Fieldwork B: Integration and Practice Applications
  • OCTH 1040 Occupational Performance and Participation: Therapeutic Applications
  • OCTH 1051 Principles and Practices I – Recovery & Wellness
  • OCTH 1052 Principles and Practices II – Adult/Older Adult
  • PSRT 1103 Group Dynamics


Fifth Semester (at Rutgers SHRP)

  • OCTH 1032 Conditions Impacting Occupation, Participation & Health II: Child/Adolescent
  • OCTH 1039 Level I Fieldwork C: Integration and Practice Applications
  • OCTH 1053 Principles and Practices III – Child/Adolescent 2
  • OCTH 1071 Professional Seminar I


Sixth Semester (at Rutgers SHRP)

  • OCTH 2019 OTA Practice: Fieldwork II, Adult/Older Adult
  • OCTH 2029 OTA Practice: Fieldwork II, Child/Adolescent
  • OCTH 2072 Professional Seminar II