The program highlights skills instruction in the classroom, enhanced by hands-on learning experiences in health and wellness settings. Emphasis is on development of real-life problem solving skills needed for the occupational therapy assistant to enhance meaningful occupations in the lives of people.
The program’s mission is to prepare competent and
effective occupational therapy practitioners who value occupation as both a
means and as an end to quality living for self and others through a sound educational
experience that includes preparation in:
- The occupational therapy process
- The impact of culture
- Use of self as an agent of change
- Ethical professional practice
- Teaching and learning processes
- Collaborating as a healthcare professional
- Working in a variety of practice environments
- Oral and written communication skills
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. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o
AOTA, is 301-652-AOTA.
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) webpage: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx
number of graduates from the Wright College Occupational Therapy Assistant
program during the 3 year period of 2013-2015 was 67, with an overall
graduation rate of 93%.