Occupational therapy is a dynamic health care profession that promotes engagement in meaningful daily and routine occupations, those activities that give meaning and purpose to our lives. Occupations commonly addressed through occupational therapy include self-care activities, work or school tasks, driving, leisure, home maintenance and community activities. Occupational therapists work with clients, families, groups and populations to promote health and wellness, prevent illness or injury, develop or restore functional and adaptation skills, facilitate social engagement, and create accessible and supportive environments.
Program Accreditation and Graduate Certification
The Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Graduates of accredited programs may take the national certification examination for occupational therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT).
For additional information, contact:
|Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Phone number: 301-652-AOTA (2682)
|National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT)
One Bank Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information and prerequisites:
Progression & Graduation Requirements
- In addition to demonstrating personal characteristics appropriate for a health professions career, students must satisfy specific technical standards for this program. Please visit https://www.augusta.edu/alliedhealth/ot/documents/ot-techstandards.pdf to view these requirements.
- The Department of Occupational Therapy does not accept any grade below a C (70%) in general coursework and Level I Fieldwork coursework. The Department of Occupational Therapy does not accept any grade below a B (80%) in intervention coursework and Level II Fieldwork coursework.
- Students must complete 89 hours of curriculum coursework, including fieldwork experiences, to graduate from the program.
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