Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Occupational therapy assistants collaborate with occupational therapists in serving persons whose everyday functioning is complicated by developmental disability, physical illness or injury, emotional problems or aging changes.

Work Activities/Work Locations

Occupational therapy assistants may work in hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, adult day care programs, residential care, and home health settings under the supervision of an occupational therapist. Occupational therapy assistants help the occupational therapist implement therapy programs for patients, assist in evaluations, help plan and administer various health promotion programs and activities and instruct patients and families on the use of adaptive equipment.


Getting Started

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