Occupational Therapy Assistant


General Education Courses

Must complete general education courses prior to beginning the OTA Program with a “C” or better and maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA in the general education courses.

Fall Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BI240 Anatomy (within the last 5 years) 4
SP175 Speech 3
EN101 *English 1 3
PY121 General Psychology 3
HI103/PL216 *American History to 1877 OR *National Government 3

Spring Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BI242 **Physiology (within the last 5 years) 4
PY233 **Human Growth & Development 3
AH160 Basic Medical Terminology 3
MT110 *Intermediate Algebra 3
General Education Elective (any gen. ed. not already in curriculum) 3

 

  • Note: BI238 Anatomy and Physiology – the combined 8 credit hour courses, can be taken in place of the separate BI240 Anatomy and BI242 Physiology
  • *Testing Required
  • **Pre-Requisite Required
  • Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. If you have taken courses at other colleges, you will need to provide official transcripts to NCMC.
  • Developmental Studies – This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.

OTA Courses

Once accepted into the OTA Program, you will take the following courses.

Spring Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
OT200 Foundations of Occupational Therapy 4
OT205 Medical Conditions in Occupational Therapy 3
OT210 Analysis Of Occupations 2
OT215 Mental Health and Psychosocial Practice 4
OT220 Pediatric and Adolescent Practice 4

Summer Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
OT250 Functional Kinesiology 2
OT255 Physical Disabilities Practice 4
OT260 Community Practice 3
OT265 Ethics, Management, and Leadership 3
OT270 Professional Skills Capstone 3

Fall Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
OT290 Level II A Fieldwork 8
OT295 Physical Disabilities Practice 8

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NCMC Contact Information


kristi cutsinger

Kristi Cutsinger, MBA

Program Coordinator of Health Sciences
North Central Missouri College
1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683
(660) 357-6284
kcutsinger@mail.ncmissouri.edu

OTA Contact


Jacquelyn Sample, DrOT, M.Ed., OTR/L

Program Director
MHPC OTA Program
201 Business Loop 70W
127 AP Green Building
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 884-5689
SampleJ@missouri.edu

Michelle Lovell

Administrative Assistant
MHPC OTA Program
201 Business Loop 70W
127 AP Green Building
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 884-5689
LovellM@missouri.edu