Students are generally admitted, and expected to progress through the program, on a full-time basis. The Occupational Therapy Assistant curriculum is designed as an integrated, developmental process; courses are offered once a year and must be taken in sequence. Completion of the program requires two years of study.
Alternatively, the curriculum may be extended to meet individual student needs. Students interested in pursuing this part-time option must receive approval from the OTA program to individualize their academic plan. Since tuition and financial aid status may be affected by this option, students should examine these factors before beginning part-time study, and are encouraged to seek advisement from the Touro College Financial Aid Office. In addition, fieldwork requirements must be completed within 18 months of completion of academic requirements of the program.