Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • AAS
Occupational therapy assistant students learn new skills.

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

Receive the training to work under the supervision of a Registered Occupational Therapist, implementing intervention plans to enable participation in life activities for people of diverse ages, cultures, and abilities. Learn to interact with healthcare providers and OT clients in a professional and meaningful manner. 


Two years


About $10,000


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. 

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Learn more about AOTA Licensure

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. 

6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200 
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929 

Phone: 301-652-AOTA or 301-652-2682 or 301-652-6611

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Learn more about the Nashville State Occupational Therapy Assistant program's mission, philosophy, and curriculum design.



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Jenny Heath

Secretary III

W-35, White Bridge Campus

Donna Whitehouse


Room W-70C, White Bridge Campus


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Piper Sesnan

Director, Occupational Therapy

Room W-70A, White Bridge Campus

Cindy Morgan

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Room W-35A, White Bridge Campus