The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level employment working under the direction of an occupational therapist. Students are trained to administer occupational therapy treatments to individuals who have lost functional abilities due to illness, injury or disease. Coursework combines lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences. General Education elements of the program can enhance students' communication and problem-solving skills to enhance their effectiveness in the occupational therapy profession. The program is designed to prepare the graduate for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Certification Examination for Occupational Therapy Assistants. Students have an opportunity to develop a solid foundation in occupational therapy, including: Anatomy and physiology, Medical terminology, Structural kinesiology, Neurological dysfunction, Mental health concepts and techniques. Assessment of function, Adaptive living skills, Physical rehabilitation. Entry-level employment opportunities may exist with Hospitals, Offices of Health Practitioners, Offices of Occupational Therapists, Nursing Care Facilities, Community Care Facilities and Home Healthcare Services.