Jul 13, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Department of Occupational Therapy


Occupational Therapy

Department Chair: Christine Moghimi

OTA Program Director: Vicki Case
MOT Program Director: Jennifer Radloff

OTA Faculty: Angela Sampson
MOT Faculty: Chia-Wei Fan, Kim Dudzinski, Chris Moghimi, Jennifer Radloff

OTA Academic Fieldwork Coordinator: Angela Sampson
MOT Academic Fieldwork Coordinator: Kim Dudzinski

Clinical Faculty: Milly Rodriguez


Licensure and Accreditation

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

The 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, (301) 652-6611. Graduates of this 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 exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. The State of Florida requires licensure to practice as an occupational therapy assistant.

Master’s of Occupational Therapy Program

The entry level Occupational Therapy Master’s Program at AdventHealth University 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. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for occupational therapists, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

Background Check

A background check is required for admission to the Occupational Therapy programs. The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and various state licensing agencies require disclosure of all felony convictions. The results of this background check may impact eligibility for certification and licensure. Eligibility should be determined in advance of beginning an educational program. Felony convictions may be resolved by the NBCOT’s Qualifications Review Committee. Mental health intervention may also affect the individual’s ability to obtain state licensure. For further information, see the Student Handbook Supplement.

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