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Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.S. (Cumberland)

​ The 74-credit joint Associate of Science Degree Program in Occupational Therapy Assistant is offered in collaboration with Rutgers Partner Colleges or Institutions. Students complete at least 32 general education credits at a College Partner as pre-requisite to the 42 credits of professional coursework at Rutgers. Admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Rutgers, is competitive; completion of the pre-professional curriculum at a Partner College does not guarantee admission. (NOTE: the Rutgers courses are offered at the Scotch Plains, NJ campus.) The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814- 3449. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www. Please visit the Rutgers OTA program website at asdota/, for additional information. 

Program Goals 

  • Practice in a safe, ethical, and collaborative manner under the supervision of an occupational therapist in accordance with the regulations of the healthcare, educational, or community setting.
  • Provide occupational therapy services to persons, groups, and populations from diverse experiences and cultures in health care, educational and community settings. 
  • Contribute to the evaluation process of the person, group, or population, by gathering information, implementing assigned assessments, and reporting results to the OT and treatment team.

​Students can download the Program Guide listed above to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.

The Course Registration Info site shows important information for each semester such as deadlines, dates, and guides.

For a complete list of when important College dates occur, students can view and download the Academic Calendar​.

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.