OTA Job Shadowing Requirements

Shadowing Experience

Job shadowing experiences are not required at this time due to COVID. Please submit a list of sites that you attempted to shadow but was declined. If an applicant were able to shadow, we recommend at least 20 hours. To get a better understanding of our practice areas, it is highly recommended that applicants shadow an Occupational Therapy practitioner in at least two different settings. Occupational Therapy practitioners can be found in school setting, outpatient clinics (adult, pediatrics, hands and return to work), hospital, skilled nursing centers, adult day health and psychiatric settings, and academia. You can also access the Washington Occupational Therapy Association website for resources.

If you are employed in a setting that allows you to work side by side with an Occupational Therapy practitioner, such as a Rehabilitation Therapy Aide, 10 hours can be counted towards your 20 hours.

Please see the Job Shadowing Form that must be completed by your Occupational Therapy Practitioner that you shadow.

Submitting Forms: If any job shadows are complete please turn in with your application or your list of sites that you were declined an experience . If you are in progress of completing your job shadow and have already turned in your application, please email to mporras-monroe@greenriver.edu.

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The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). They are located at:

6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
(301)652-AOTA (2682)

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