About the Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
OTAs go on to work in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, private clinics, outpatient clinics, the military, and across many emerging practice settings, such as Alzheimer's rehabilitation centers. Many of our AS graduates complete their bachelor's degree and then pursue a master's in Occupational Therapy. Graduates of the OTA program right out of school can expect to earn $39,000-56,000 per year in the Central Florida area.
The Occupational Therapy Department provides an environment where students can pursue expertise in occupational therapy while developing themselves spiritually, intellectually, and socially. We are committed to educating competent occupational therapy assistants with an understanding of Christian beliefs, values, principles, and the University’s mission of health care as ministry. It is our goal to incorporate excellence, spirituality, and stewardship into the curriculum.
And the results are clear.
We have built quite a reputation. Here are our statistics from the past three years (2011, 2012, 2013):
The total number of program graduates: 69
Average length of time to complete the program: 24 months
Job placement rate of graduates following completion of program: 100%
Retention rate: 96%
Graduate satisfaction with the program: 4.5 on a 1-5 scale with 5 being the highest
Employer satisfaction with the program graduates: 5.0 on a 1-5 scale with 5 being the highest