Occupational Therapy Assistant – Post-Professional Completion Degree Program

Are you interested in an advanced degree? Would you like to earn your Bachelor of Science in OTA while you work? At CMU we offer an online advanced degree for experienced COTA’s. The Post-Professional Bachelors of Science in OTA at CMU provides OTAs with an advanced skill set that sets them up for professional success. This program is designed for students who have already acquired an associate level degree in OTA and have passed the NBCOT exam. Upcoming graduates from an Associate of OTA program may be accepted on a provisional basis.

Occupational Therapy Assistant – Post-Professional Completion Degree Program Offerings

This program is offered at the following locations:

Online Programs

About This Program

This degree is designed to prepare the licensed and certified OTA professional for advanced leadership opportunities in the workforce or with a path to graduate school. Currently this is the only post-professional OTA-B level program in Missouri.   

The dynamic nature of contemporary health and human services delivery systems requires the occupational therapy assistant to possess basic skills as a direct care provider, educator, manager, leader, and advocate for the profession and the consumer. Post-Professional Bachelor of Science students will increase their knowledge in a practice area through the development and completion of a baccalaureate project in one or more of the following areas: clinical practice skills, administration, leadership, advocacy, and/or education. Upon completion of the degree, students will gain advanced skills and experience in leadership, professionalism, scholarship, advocacy, writing, and emerging practice.



Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Science in OTA (completion degree) - Online

Other CMU Programs

Admission Requirements

Admission to CMU is selective. Our admission staff carefully reviews and evaluates each application on an individual basis. Please review all requirements prior to applying for admission.


After being accepted to CMU, students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Science in OTA must meet the additional requirements for acceptance.

OTA-B – Associate Level OTA to OTA Bachelor Level Admission Requirements

Students who are interesting in applying to the Post-Professional Bachelor of Science in OTA degree program should be fully admitted to Central Methodist University. They must also have:

  • an associate degree in OTA from a regionally accredited institution (OTA credits from the OTA program will be applied toward the Post-Professional Bachelor of Science in OTA; general education credits will also transfer where applicable);
  • minimum GPA of 2.0 overall;
  • official transcripts from all regionally and nationally accredited colleges and universities attended; and
  • current OTA license in an approved state;
  • current NBCOT certification.