Mountain View is reaching out to meet the needs of its community by offering convenient health care career training opportunities. The OTA program's mission is "to prepare educated, competent, ethical and professional occupational therapy assistants who provide scientifically based compassionate care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of diverse individuals within the community". The OTA program supports the mission of Mountain View, which is "to empower people and transform communities."
What is Occupational Therapy?
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) describes occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants as individuals who "help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations)." Unlike other professions, occupational therapy helps people function in all of their environments (e.g., home, work, school, community) and addresses the physical, psychological and cognitive aspects of their well-being through engagement in occupation.
Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and develop social skills, helping people recovering from an injury to regain function through retraining and/or adaptations and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Accreditation from ACOTE
Mountain View's OTA program is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association
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North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929