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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy assistants make a difference in people's lives by helping them be as independent as possible when physical, psychological, or social challenges prevent them from doing everyday things that give their lives meaning. They work with clients from newborns to older adults in a variety of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, and nursing homes.

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College is partnered with Baptist Health College Little Rock (BHCLR) to offer an Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant. The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is a two-year, full-time program taught at BHCLR. Admission is competitive and interview-based through BHCLR. Eighteen students are selected annually. Coursework follows the UA-PTC academic calendar and is composed of classroom and clinical experiences. A total of 70 hours are required for this degree. Additional program information, including program outcomes, progression, retention, graduation, certification and credentialing requirements can be found on the BHCLR Occupational Therapy Assistant webpage at Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Program of Study

Program Cost

Tuition and fees are collected by UA-PTC. The total cost of the program is derived from UA-PTC standard tuition and fees, special program fees, books, and other professional fees. Financial aid is available to students through UA-PTC.

Program Application


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. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA, and its web address is

This program of study includes special program fees beyond current tuition and college fees.

For additional information, call (501) 812-2220 or e-mail [email protected].