Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant


Quick Facts

Degree Level
Associate Degree
Average Admitted GPA
3.34 (2016 Intake)
Minimum 2.70 required to apply
Application Deadline
May 1
Program Start
Fall Trimester
Admits per Intake

About the Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant

The Profession

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 Program

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.

The total number of graduates from Adventist University of Health Sciences’ Occupational Therapy Assistant program during the 3-year period of 2013-2015 was 70, with an overall graduation rate of 97%.

OTA Program Outcomes
Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2013 24/24 100%
2014 24/23 96%
2015 24/23 96%
TOTAL 72/70 97%

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To get a real sense of the OTA Program at ADU, you just have to see it. Here's where it all happens.