OTA Program Mission Statement

The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program supports the mission of Albany State University (ASU) and the Darton College of Health Professions in the goal of providing student-centered educational programs for the citizens of southwest Georgia and beyond. The OTA program also supports the Health Sciences Division in its goal of providing diverse program offerings with a comprehensive commitment to the health care learning needs of the area. The OTA program seeks to serve stakeholders in the Southwest Georgia region and beyond with a high standard of excellence in teaching and learning while promoting community and economic development and with a commitment to help each student realize his or her full potential for improved quality of life. The OTA program will provide high quality education to qualified students pursuing an entry-level career as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant by promoting a positive work ethic, a desire for leadership, professionalism in the classroom as well as the treatment settings, and a passion to provide the highest quality of patient care.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Albany State University strives to provide students with the knowledge and competencies needed to:

  • Pass the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination
  • Practice as a generalist in both current practice settings and emerging practice settings as defined by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Adhere to the upmost levels of professionalism and ethical behaviors
  • Be actively involved in state and national occupational therapy associations and to become life-long learners

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn an Associate of Science degree and will be academically eligible for certification by examination.

The faculty members of this department accept the responsibility for providing direct or consultative services to the community as well as actively participating in local, state and national professional organizations.

To meet this mission, the program stability and viability will be ensured through a process of continuous quality assessment and improvement. Faculty shall demonstrate the effectiveness of multiple approaches to identifying and resolving problems, as well as demonstrating responsible action toward accommodating and influencing the changing systems of education and health care delivery.

All interventions, educational or service oriented, shall demonstrate high standards combined with personal and professional ethics.

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