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    February, October


    A joint AS in Occupational Therapy Assistant is sponsored by the School of Health Related Professions (SHRP) in collaboration with Camden County College, County College of Morris, Cumberland County College, Hudson County Community College, Mercer County Community College, Ocean County College, Passaic County Community College, Raritan Valley Community College, Salem Community College, Sussex County Community College, Warren County Community College, or Thomas Edison State College.

    The general education and science requirements for this program are completed at the community college. The respiratory courses are offered in Newark at the School of Health Related Professions. Successful completion of all the requirements will earn you a joint Associate of Science degree from the School of Health Related Professions and the affiliate community college. Program graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

    After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states including New Jersey require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. The professional phase of the program is completed in Scotch Plains.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline February, October Tuition fee
    • USD 13683 Year (National)
    • USD 27978 Year (International)
    Start date January,October 2015 Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible Part-time variant Flexible

    Course Content

    This 42-credit professional curriculum is designed for full-time or a part-time study. Courses are grouped into four segments, and in this way, both full and part-times study options ensure that foundational courses precede more advanced coursework, that Level I fieldwork integrates essential content, and that knowledge and skills is progressively developed and advanced. The full-time track includes four semesters beginning in the fall.

    Fall one:
    • Occupational Therapy Foundations for the OTA
    • Communication Techniques
    • Occupational Performance and Participation: Skills and Client Factors
    • Conditions Impacting Occupation, Participation, & Health I: Adult/Older Adult
    • Level I Fieldwork A: Integration and Practice Applications
    Spring one:
    • Group Dynamics
    • Principles and Practices I: Wellness and Mental Health
    • Occupational Performance and Participation:
    • Therapeutic Applications
    • Principles and Practices II: Rehabilitation, Disability, Aging, and Participation
    • Level I Fieldwork B: Integration and Practice Applications
    Summer one:
    • Conditions Impacting Occupation, Participation & Health II: Child/Adolescent
    • Principles and Practices III: Children and Youth
    • Professional Seminar I
    • Level I Fieldwork C: Integration and Practice Applications
    Fall two:
    • OTA Practice: Fieldwork II,
    • Adult/Older AdultOTA Practice: Fieldwork II,
    • Child/AdolescentProfessional Seminar II

    USA requirements for international students

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    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Our primary emphasis is placed on the student’s academic promise as demonstrated by:

    • completion of required entrance subjects
    • academic performance in high school or its equivalent:
    • strength of academic program (number/type of academic, honors, or advanced placement courses completed)
    • grades and grade trends
    • weighted grade-point average(s)
    • cumulative rank, when available
    • SAT and/or ACT scores
    • English Proficiency Examination results, when required

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

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