Occupational Therapy Assistant
Ready to make a difference in the lives of others? As a certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, you will help patients develop, recover, improve, and maintain the skills needed for daily living.
Associate of Applied Science
This estimated costs includes all tuition, fees, textbooks, lab materials, and other additional expenses needed over the course of the two-year program.
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After Nashville State
At the conclusion of the program, you will be eligible to take the national board exam for certification through the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy.
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Campus Availability: The majority of OTA courses are only offered on our White Bridge campus, however some may be available online. Gen ed courses are available on all campuses and online. To check current course offerings check class schedule.
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Get the Best Education from an Accredited Program
The Nashville State Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The Nashville State OTA program is in good standing. The next onsite accreditation visit is scheduled for 2025.
ACOTE® accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational programs satisfy the states’ educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Students graduating from an ACOTE® accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant education program are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification exam and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, please refer to the AOTA State Licensure webpage.
ACOTE c/o AOTA
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Phone: 301-652-AOTA or 301-652-2682 or 301-652-6611
Our Mission and Philosphy
Learn more about the Nashville State Occupational Therapy Assistant program's mission, philosophy, and curriculum design.