Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant

Quick Facts

Degree Level
Associate Degree
Application Deadline
May 1, 2016
Admits per Intake
GPA Requirement
Minimum 2.70
2014 Average Admitted GPA: 3.51
Program Start
Fall Trimester

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.

We have built quite a reputation. Here are our statistics from the past three years (2012, 2013, 2014):

  • The total number of program graduates: 70
  • Average length of time to complete the program: 24 months
  • Job placement rate of graduates following completion of program: 96%
  • Retention rate: 82%

    *In 2012, 6% of the OTA students transferred to the newly opened Master's in Occupational Therapy Proram.

  • Graduate satisfaction with the program: 3.8 on a 1-5 scale with 5 being the highest
  • Employer satisfaction with the program graduates: 7.0 on a 1-5 scale with 5 being the highest
  • Maximum number of students accepted each Fall: 24
  • Age range of accepted students: 18-59

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2014 Admitted Class Statistics

  • Total number of applicants: 71
  • Total number of applicants accepted: 24
  • Average accepted GPA: 3.54

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

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