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​Occupational Therapy Assistant



Mountain View College is reaching out to meet the needs of its community by offering convenient health care career training opportunities. This is consistent with the college's mission statement, which is "to empower people and transform communities." The OTA Program's proposed mission statement is in the context of the institution's mission and goals. It states: "To prepare educated, competent, ethical and professional occupational therapy assistants who provide scientifically-based compassionate care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of diverse individuals within the community". The OTA program supports the general vision, values and mission of Mountain View College by preparing NBCOT-ready graduates who will positively impact the community.

What is Occupational Therapy?

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) defines occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants as individuals who "help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations)". Unlike other professions, occupational therapy helps people function in all of their environments (e.g., home, work, school, community) and addresses the physical, psychological, and cognitive aspects of their well-being through engagement in occupation.

Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and develop social skills, helping people recovering from injury to regain function through retraining and/or adaptations, and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes."


The curriculum is designed to meet the standards of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).  ACOTE can be contacted at: Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD, 20814-3449, Phone: (301)652-2682 (AOTA). The website for ACOTE is

*Mountain View College has reached Candidacy Status.

What does this mean?

Once a year, Mountain View College will admit approximately 12-14 students beginning in the fall semester.


Pre-Requisites with a minimum 2.75 GPA (Must be complete before applying)

  • ENGL 1301 - Composition I 
  • BIOL 2401 - Anatomy/Physiology I (BIOL 1406 Prereq for BIOL 2401) 
  • PSYC 2301 - Intro to Psychology 
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (must be selected from

     the AAS Nursing Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.) 

Acceptance Criteria:

Total points are calculated by a formula.  Please refer to the OTA application packet for the formula. 


For more information please contact: 
Dr. Candice Freeman 
Director, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program - Allied Health/Nursing 
Allied Health & Science Bldg. Office W130-C
214.860.3605 •