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    Adventist University of Health Sciences
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Department of Occupational Therapy


Occupational Therapy

Department Chair: Tia Hughes 

OTA Program Director: Vicki Case
MOT Program Director: Tia Hughes

OTA Faculty: Keisha Burrington
MOT Faculty: Ron Carson, Chris Moghimi

OTA Academic Fieldwork Coordinator: Angela Sampson
MOT Academic Fieldwork Coordinator: Kim Gensolin

Clinical Faculty: Maria Rodriguez


Licensure and Accreditation

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, (301) 652-AOTA. Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. The State of Florida requires licensure to practice as an occupational therapy assistant.

Master’s of Occupational Therapy Program

The entry level Occupational Therapy Master’s Program at Adventist University of Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for occupational therapists, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

Background Check

A background check is required for admission to the Occupational Therapy programs. The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and various state licensing agencies require disclosure of all felony convictions. The results of this background check may impact eligibility for certification and licensure. Eligibility should be determined in advance of beginning an educational program. Felony convictions may be resolved by the NBCOT’s Qualifications Review Committee. Mental health intervention may also affect the individual’s ability to obtain state licensure. For further information, see the Student Handbook Supplement.

Programs