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2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Occupational Therapy Assistant, AHEC


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This initiative brings five institutions of higher education in Northwest and West Central Ohio into partnership to share existing Allied Health programs. The partner schools are Northwest State Community College, Terra State Community College, Rhodes State College, Marion Technical College and Clark State Community College. Students can enroll in any of these partner colleges while attending their hometown college or university with the help of distance education formats such as live video teleconferencing, webcasting, podcasting and other distance modalities. For example, Northwest State students can take their general education core courses at NSCC and become enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Rhodes State with a reduction in travel due to the use of distance education. Clinical education experiences may be available in your hometown as well.

More information on the Northwest Ohio Allied Health Education Consortium can be found at www.ohioalliedhealth.com.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

An occupational therapy assistant treats patients using purposeful and meaningful activities. The treatment is holistic including focus on the patients’ physical, congnitive, and psychological abilities. Occupational therapy assistants (OTA) aid individuals of any age to regain skills needed to participate in productive, satisfactory, and meaningful living. Under the supervision of an occupational therapist, an assistant can treat clients with cognitive, physical, emotional, and/or developmental disabilities in a variety of healthcare and other settings. After successfully completeing an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, the graduate is eligible to take the national Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

For More Information Contact

Nursing and Allied Health
(419) 267-1246

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