Occupational Therapy Education

Educational preparation for a career in occupational therapy may occur at either the professional or the technical level. The professional level education prepares one to become an occupational therapist, while the technical level education prepares one to become an occupational therapy assistant.

Occupational therapists have at least a four-year bachelor's degree or post-baccalaureate degree, such as a master's degree or entry level doctoral degree.  Beginning January 1, 2007, all new occupational therapy candidates will need a post-baccalaureate degree.

Preparing for a career as an occupational therapy assistant requires completion of a 2-year associate degree.

Students in both professional and technical level education programs complete a period of supervised fieldwork and pass a national certification exam.

To find out about a career in occupational therapy as an occupational therapist, click here.

To find out about a career in occupational therapy as an occupational therapy assistant, click here.

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Occupational Therapy Programs in Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University
Department of Occupational Therapy
103 Dizney Building
521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 622-3300
www.health.eku.edu/ots
ot@eku.edu

Spalding University
Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
851 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 588-7196
www.spalding.edu/occupationaltherapy
admissions@spalding.edu


 

Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs in Kentucky

Jefferson Community and Technical College
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Downtown Campus
109 East Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
502-213-4200 or 502-213-4296
http://jefferson.kctcs.edu/en/Academics/Programs_of_Study/Occupational_Therapy_Assistant.aspx

Madisonville Community College
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
750 North Laffoon Street
Madisonville, KY 42431
(270) 824-7552 x188
www.madcc.kctcs.edu/alliedhealth/programs/ota.html

 

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Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association
P.O. Box 5531 . Louisville, KY 40255 . Toll Free: 1-888-987-KOTA (5682) . Email: kotaweb@kotaweb.org