Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant



    In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

    Occupational therapy services typically include:

    • an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals
    • customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals
    • an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.

    Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.

    Program Outcomes

    Total Number of Graduates

    Year Number
    2016 24
    2015 27
    2014 26

    Graduation Rate

    Year Percentage
    2016 86%
    2015 96%
    2014 96%

    Certification Exam Pass Rates

    Year Percentage
    2016 87%
    2015 79%
    2014 83%

    Total for 3 year Cohort is 83%. This indicates the percentage of students who took and passed the national certification exam within 12 months of graduation.


    Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) Currently Accredited through 2021.

    Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
    4720 Montgomery Ln. Suite 200
    Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
    1-800-SAY-AOTA (for members) 
    1-301-652-6611 (for non-members)

    12 South Summit Ave
    Suite 100
    Gaithersburg MD. 20877
    Certification Exam Results https://secure.nbcot.org/DATA/SCHOOLSTATS.ASPX

    Felony Conviction Statement

    Download the University of Charleston-Beckley Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Felony Conviction Statement.

    Explanation of questions concerning history of conviction of crime other than a minor traffic violation.