Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Allied Health

221 Linn Hall

319-398-5566

www.kirkwood.edu/alliedhealth

Entry time

Fall

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (5 semesters)

Occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) work with patients of all ages and help them learn skills to lead independent lives. OTAs work under the supervision of an occupational therapist (OT) to provide hands-on services to clients who are learning new ways to succeed in the occupation of life.

Career opportunities: school systems, assisted living facilities, hospitals, outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, private practice.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

BIO-161

Basic Anatomy and Physiology

3

HSC-107

Professionals in Health

2

OTA-100

Foundations of Occupational Therapy

3

OTA-150

Occupational Therapy Assistant Medical Terminology

1.5

OTA-207

OT Methods I

3

OTA-208

Occupational Development

2.5

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

 

18

Second Semester (Spring)

ENG-105

Composition I

3

OTA-200

Community Health and Special Populations

5

OTA-211

Pathophysiology for the OTA

4

OTA-212

Functional Kinesiology

3

OTA-306

OT Methods II

3

 

 

18

Third Semester (Summer)

OTA-308

Physical Dysfunction I

4

OTA-309

Physical Dysfunction II

4

OTA-850

OTA Fieldwork I-A

1

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication or

3

COM-222

Communication for Health Care Professionals

 

 

 

12

Fourth Semester (Fall)

OTA-205

OTA Management

2

OTA-405

Psychosocial Dysfunction

4

OTA-406

OT Methods III

3

OTA-410

Pediatric Interventions for the OTA

2

OTA-411

Geriatric Interventions for the OTA

1.5

OTA-851

OTA Fieldwork I-B

2.5

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Humanities elective

3

 

 

18

Fifth Semester (Spring)

OTA-409

Professional Development

2

OTA-852

OTA Fieldwork II-A

6

OTA-854

OTA Fieldwork II-B

6

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

80

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