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American Journal of Occupational Therapy, December 2020, Vol. 74, 7413420007. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S3012
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, December 2020, Vol. 74, 7413420007. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S3012
As stated in American Occupational Therapy Association Policy E.6, the Association recognizes dual points of entry for the education of occupational therapy assistants and occupational therapists.
Subject: Entry-Level Education of Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
Effective: 4/89
Revised: 5/20
BPPC Reviewed: 7/15
Rescinded:
Code: RA Motion 4/83, 4/87, 4/89, 2003M54, 2003M56, 2011AprC5;
RAM02-040419, RAM10-05132020
Purpose: To state the education required for entry into occupational therapy.
The Association recognizes dual points of entry for the education of occupational therapy assistants and occupational therapists, as follows:
  • Occupational therapy assistants—associate's and bachelor's degrees; and

  • Occupational therapists—master's and doctoral degrees.