The Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate Degree at Huertas College is an academic program that prepares students to serve as Occupational Therapy Assistants. This program aspires to graduate health allied professionals of the highest quality following the standards of practice of the profession in the different areas of competence to enable them to exercise the profession successfully in different work scenarios. In its educational philosophy the program incorporates the importance of the occupation and the potential of the of everyday living activities to promote health and well-being. The program is based on the science of human behavior and incorporates in its curriculum scientific and clinical evidence based practices. The Occupational Therapy Assistant restores, supports, and modifies the environment to reinsert the individual with physical or emotional challenges into everyday life. The Occupational Therapy Assistant intervenes in all areas of occupational performance through the implementation of treatment plans under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist. All graduates of the program must take and approve licensing examination established by law to work as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in Puerto Rico. They must submit to the Board of Examiners of Occupational Therapy the diploma or graduation certificate, an official transcript of credits, and Criminal Background Certificate from the Puerto Rico Police Department.

The Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Huertas College is currently pursuing the accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) during a two year period. ACOTE is located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’S telephone number is: (301)652-AOTA; email: hstagliano@aota.org; and website: http://www.acoteonline.org. If the institution obtains the accreditation, students admitted to the program will be able to take the National Board Examination of the U.S., otherwise they may take the Puerto Rico Board examination.

FIRST SEMESTER

CODETITLECREDITS
ATOC 4301Introduction to Occupational Therapy3
BIOL 1124RHuman Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIOL 1134Laboratory of Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1
SOC 1015General Psychology 3
REME 2201Terminology of Medical Sciences 3

SECOND SEMESTER

CODETITLECREDITS
ATOC 4302Applied Kinesiology Occupational Therapy1
ATOC 4302LLaboratory of Applied Kinesiology Occupational Therapy2
ATOC 4303Occupational Therapist in the Psychosocial Area3
BIOL 1125Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 1135Laboratory of Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1
ESP 1021Basic Spanish I 3

THIRD SEMESTER

CODETITLECREDITS
ATOC 4304
Theory of Occupation in Pediatric Area3
ATOC 4305Application of Occupational Therapy in Psychosocial Area1
ATOC 4305LLaboratory Application of Occupational Therapy in Psychosocial Area2
ATOC 4306Health Concepts in Physical Dysfunction2
ATOC 4306LLaboratory of Health Concepts in Physical Dysfunction1
ESP 1022Basic Spanish II3

FOURTH SEMESTER

CODETITLECREDITS
ATOC 4307Therapeutic Means in the Pediatric Area2
ATOC 4307LLaboratory of Therapeutic Media in the Pediatric Area2
ATOC 4308Therapeutic Means in the Psychosocial Area 1
ATOC 4308LLaboratory of Therapeutic Media in Psychosocial Therapy2
ATOC 4309Clinical Experience Level I2
ING 1031Basic English I 3
MAT 1041General Mathematics3

FIFTH SEMESTER

CODETITLECREDITS
ATOC 4310
Ethics in Occupational Therapy and Effective Documentation2
ATOC 4311Therapeutic Media in Physical Dysfunction 1
ATOC 4311LLaboratory Therapeutic Media in Physical Dysfunction2
ATOC 4312Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics2
ATOC 4313Occupational Therapy in Assistive Technology2
ING 1032Basic English II3

SIXTH SEMESTER

CODETITLECREDITS
ATOC 4314
Clinical Experience Level II14

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