The Occupational Therapy Assistant program will allow students to complete the majority of their degree online
Posted: October 18, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. EDT|Update: 51 minutes ago
WAUWATOSA, Wisconsin., October 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Bryant & Stratton College (B&SC) in Wauwatosa today announced that its Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) diploma program will be restructured to align with the College’s unique blended learning format, which combines online learning and face-to-face teaching . Very few colleges in the United States currently offer this format to OTA students, allowing them to complete their entire coursework and 25% of lab work online, with the remaining lab hours to be completed with a single week. -end per month on site at Wauwatosa Campus. Through the program, students will be able to graduate and start their healthcare career in as little as 20 months.
Offering greater flexibility than the standard healthcare degree program, the College believes that the new curriculum will make it easier for those interested in the OTA field to pursue graduate studies without compromising or sacrificing their current job or job. their personal obligations.
“TO Bryant & Stratton College, our priority is to create programs where graduation is an achievable dream for students from all walks of life, including those who juggle responsibilities like work, school and family life, ”said the doctor. Amanda maas, director of the B&SC OTA program. “By moving our OTA program offering to our blended learning format, we hope to provide better access for those aspiring to careers in healthcare to achieve their goals at a time when medical workers are so needed. “
Students will have access to all lectures 24 hours a day, with no set class schedules, but only with due dates for completed assignments. To complete the 45 hours of practical lab work, nine of the required hours will be done online, synchronously, while students will only need to come to campus for one weekend per month to complete their lab work. remaining laboratory in the current state of the College. – state-of-the-art facilities. This structure ensures that students can graduate in the way that best suits their lifestyle and allows them to work throughout their study program.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, OTAs are one of the fastest growing occupations in the country, with an expected growth of 36% by 2030. An ideal field of work For those passionate about patient rehabilitation, OTAs work with occupational therapists to deliver targeted therapy to children and adults in need of developing life skills so patients can live their lives to the fullest.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the National Certification Exam for the Occupational Therapy Assistant administered by the National Board of Occupational Therapy Certification (NBCOT).
Students interested in the new degree course can find out more on the B&SC OTA degrees page. The College also offers OTA degree programs at their Greece & Syracuse, New York State and Solon, OH campus.
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Founded in 1854, Bryant & Stratton College has built its reputation and success on a commitment to excellence and high standards. We are proud to be accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, (267) 284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Bryant & Stratton College has campuses at new York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an online training division and a continuing education department. For over 165 years, Bryant & Stratton College Provided students with access to career relevant training leading to bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees and professional certificates in the fields of health, business, criminal justice, design, financial services, hospitality, human resources, paralegal studies and information technology. In addition to access to education, Bryant & Stratton College provides students with access to tools to help them ensure their best chance for success through their Career LifePrep® program. Bryant & Stratton works with students to better map individual career paths – teaching the soft skills employers value most, helping to build valuable professional relationships and internships, and providing support for career services even after graduation. Graduation. Bryant & Stratton College is committed to helping students succeed in their studies and beyond.
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