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Outcomes

The program goals of the South University, West Palm Beach, Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs are as follows:

  • Prepare occupational therapy assistants who appreciate and adapt to diverse and alternative cultures, settings, systems, processes, and ideas.
  • Foster student skill in accessing relevant literature and information, using research-based evidence to make informed decisions in occupational therapy practice.
  • Cultivate student skill in effective critical thinking, problem-solving, and clinical reasoning with clients across the lifespan in diverse practice settings.
  • Foster development of student’s communication skills to promote effective, appropriate interaction with all stakeholders.
  • Instill in the student the values, attitudes and behaviors consistent with the occupational therapy profession's philosophy, standards and ethics.
  • Provide the student with opportunities to acquire skills in advocacy for the profession of occupational therapy to other professionals, service providers, consumers, third-party payers, regulatory bodies, professional associations and the public.
  • Provide the student with a challenging curriculum that prepares students to deliver occupational therapy assistant services with entry-level competency under the supervision of an occupational therapist in a variety of practice settings.
  • Impart to the student a passion for lifelong professional development to meet changing societal needs.

Provide ongoing opportunities for stakeholders in the OTA Program to have input into the development and evaluation of the OTA Program in ensure the Program remains true to its mission and philosophy

Graduation Rate for OTA Program at South University, West Palm Beach

The total number of graduates from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at South University, West Palm Beach during the three-year period of January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2017 is listed below.

Year Students Enter/Graduate OTA Program Number of Students Newly Enrolled Number of Students Who Graduated Graduation Rate
Cohort 3: Entered Winter 2014, graduated Spring 2015 16 12 75%*
Cohort 4: Entered Summer 2014, graduated Fall 2015 15 15 100%*
Cohort 5: Entered Winter 2015, graduated Spring 2016 20 16 80%*
Cohort 6: Entered Summer 2015, graduated Fall 2016 19 17 89%*
Cohort 7: Entered Winter 2016, graduated Spring 2017 18 15 83%*
Cohort 8: Entered Summer 2016, graduated Fall 2017 17 14 82%*
*Cohort 3: Of four students who entered the program but did not graduate, two were dismissed for academic reasons; one withdrew for personal reasons, and one student passed away.

*Cohort 5: Of four students who entered the program but did not graduate, one student changed her major to Physical Therapist Assistant, one student withdrew for personal reasons, and two students were dismissed for academic reasons.

*Cohort 6: The two students who entered the program but did not graduate withdrew for personal reasons.

*Cohort 7: The three students who entered the program but did not graduate withdrew for personal reasons.

*Cohort 8: Of three students who entered the program but did not graduate, two students withdrew for personal reasons and one student was academically dismissed.

NOTE: This information is posted in compliance with ACOTE Standard A.4.2. Accurate and current information regarding student and program outcomes must be readily available to the public on the program's Web page. At a minimum, the following data must be reported for the previous 3 years: Total number of program graduates and graduation rates.

NOTE: Graduation rate is determined by dividing the number of students newly enrolled in a cohort of the Professional OTA Program by the number of students in that cohort who successfully complete degree requirements within 150% of the published length of the Professional OTA Curriculum, or within nine quarters, or within nine quarters, which includes time enrolled.

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