A Letter From The President

Dear Ohio Occupational Therapy Students and Licensees,

The Ohio Occupational Therapy Association (OOTA) is seeking your input on an issue impacting all current and future occupational therapy practitioners. As you may already know, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) issued a mandate last August that would move the occupational therapist degree to a doctoral entry level and the occupational therapy assistant degree to a bachelor’s entry level effective in 2027.
 
After months of discussion back and forth, AOTA’s Board of Directors has determined that policy and standards for the profession as a whole must be decided by the AOTA Representative Assembly (RA), which will be meeting next week.
 
This survey is intended to capture the opinions of OT/OTA licensees and students in the state of Ohio regarding pending changes to the educational standards for occupational therapy. The results of this survey will be shared with our Ohio Representative to the RA so she will have the best possible information while participating in proceedings related to the mandate.
 
We kindly ask that you take 3-5 minutes to complete this brief survey and pass along your opinions regarding this very important topic impacting our profession. Please complete the survey by November 5th so we can pass along the results to our RA Rep for the meeting.
 
CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

Thank you so much for your time!
 
Sincerely,

Becky Finni, DHS, OTR/L
OOTA President

In October 2018 the AOTA Board of Directors authorized the creation of a special task force with representatives from the AOTA Board (2), the Representative Assembly (2), and ACOTE® (2). To find out more, click hereTo become a member of AOTA, click here.

OOTA continues to advocate for Ohio Occupational Therapy practice, clinicians, and students, but we need your help to be even better! To become a member of OOTAclick here.