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90% of the OTA practitioners in the northeast Louisiana Region are ULM graduates

Certified OTAs work in hospitals, school systems, and the healthcare industry

100% of OTA practitioners in the region's school system are ULM graduates

ULM's OTA program is one of only three in Louisiana

Enroll in ULM's Occupational Therapy program today!

 

The Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is located in Caldwell Hall, on University Avenue. The OT department offers an Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy and the OTA to MOT (Master's) Program.

Occupational Therapy is a health profession which evaluates and treats people with developmental, social, emotional, or physical problems and helps these individuals develop the skills to overcome the challenges of a disability. The aim is to enable those who are temporarily or permanently disabled to be as independent as possible in the areas of work, home, self-care, and leisure skills while recovering from or adapting to their disability.

Occupational therapy services typically include

Source - http://www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy/Patients-Clients.aspx#sthash.W8bhwmi2.dpuf

Occupational therapy practitioners work in a wide range of settings including schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, psychiatric facilities, and community health programs. School systems, hospitals, and long-term-care facilities are the primary work settings for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.

Source - http://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/EducationCareers/Prospective/Workforce-trends-in-OT.ashx

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (OCTA) consists of:

Graduates of the program 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 examination, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Many states require licensure in order to practice; however, the majority of state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

The Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT) consists of:

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the Occupational Therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be a Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR). Many states require licensure in order to practice; however, the majority of state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

 

NOTE: Applicants to either the OTA or MOT who acknowledge a felony conviction are warned that the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners may bar persons with a felony record from taking the certification examination or from state licensure.

You may contact these organizations for further information:

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
http://www.nbcot.org/ (an Early Determination review is available)

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
http://www.lsbme.la.gov/content/criminal-background-check

 

Results of the OTA National Certification Examination, which is required for practice following completion of educational programming, reveal the following pass rates:

Year Number of Program Graduates Percentage of Program Graduates                  Number of first-time test takers Number of first-time test takers who passed the exam Percentage of first-time test takers who passed the exam
2011 28 90% 26 23 88%
2012 31 100% 42 35 83%
2013 35 100% 39 38 97%
Total   3-year 94 96.9% 107 96 90%

For passrates for all programs including ULM's OTA program, go to the NBCOT School Performance Link at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx


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