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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in areas of science relevant to the role of occupational therapy assistant including anatomy/physiology and psychology.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic tenants of occupational therapy and able to apply competent interventions at an entry-level skill across the lifespan.
  3. Understand the role of the OTA and the relationship between the OTR and OTA, while demonstrating the ability to utilize purposeful activity to facilitate adaptation and mediate dysfunction for all age groups, disabilities, and occupational roles.
  4. Demonstrate ability to provide quality services in a wide variety of practice environments including emerging areas of practice.
  5. Demonstrate the necessary occupational therapy skills to meet the practice needs of the occupational therapy community, which includes:
    • Assisting with data collection as directed by an OTR
    • Administer standardized test/assessments
    • Develop and modify interventions and treatments
    • Select, adapt, and implement intervention, equipment, education
    • Effectively communicate and collaborate with the inter and intra professional community and family members/caregivers
    • Maintain records and documentation
    • Able to demonstrate the skill of “therapeutic use of self”
    • Assist with discharge planning, transitional planning, evaluation, and intervention planning
  6. Exhibit behaviors consistent with the Occupational Therapy Codes of Ethics and professionalism while representing the profession.
  7. Demonstrate the value of being a lifelong learner through continuing education, technical advancement, leadership opportunities, career advancement, and community service in occupational therapy.
  8. Advocate and promote the field of occupational therapy.

Idaho State University Program Completion and Certification

NBCOT Examination Results

Use the following link to the NBCOT webpage with our program results: School Performance.

Graduation Rates

Year Admitted  # of Students Admitted # of Students Graduates
% Graduation Rate


20 17 85


20 16 80


20 17 90
Totals 60 51 85

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)  Logo

The associate-degree-level occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is 301-652-6611 and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org