Occupational Therapy Re-Entry Program

Congratulations!  If you are an occupational therapy practitioner (occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant) whose license has lapsed beyond two years and you are planning to renew your license and rejoin your profession you have come to the right place!

Occupational therapy is one of the top 10 professions for 2012 as noted by U.S News and World Report.

This program meets the requirements for a professional re-entry program as defined by both the American Occupational Therapy Association and The Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners and is designed to refresh your knowledge in your area of practice interest as well as explore current trends in the profession.  Some of the topics covered include:·        

  • Documentation
  • Practice decision-making
  • Supervision and collaboration
  • Ethics
  • Professional development

The course of study covers eight weeks of on-line instruction which includes one course in a preferred practice area and one management course followed by four weeks of supervised clinical practice.

1) Each participant will choose from ONE of the following practice areas taught in an online format:

 Practice Areas

OTHA 2031

Physical Function in Occupational Therapy

OTHA 1041

Occupational Performance from Birth through Adolescence 

OTHA 1053

Occupational Performance for Elders

OTHA 1009

Mental Health in Occupational Therapy

2) PLUS each participant will simultaneously complete an online management course:

 Management Course

OTHA 2035

Health Care Management in Occupational Therapy

3) Following completion of the online coursework, each participant will complete four weeks of supervised clinical practice immersion at a facility in their geographic area.

 Clinical Course

OTHA 1091

Special Topics in Occupational Therapy

Participants who successfully complete both the online and clinical coursework will receive a Certificate of Completion which satisfies the requirements for re-licensure in the state of Texas. Residents of other states will need to verify with their state the requirements for re-licensure.

Additional Program Requirements:

  • Background Check 
  • Evidence of previous licensure in OT field
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Malpractice/Liability Insurance
  • TB Test
  • Hepatitis B
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
  • CPR for the Healthcare Provider

Cost:

LaWanda Wheeler
Continuing Education
lawanda.j.wheeler2@lonestar.edu
281-357-3706

Registration:

Course is offered each Fall and Spring semester coinciding with each semester start date for Lone Star College.
Register through Lone Star College-Tomball Continuing Education or contact the Continuing Education Dept. at 281-357-3706.

All of the required paperwork must be on file with the Continuing Education Dept. prior to class registration.

Contact:

Terra Ruppert, Ph.D., OTR
terra.ruppert@lonestar.edu 
281-826-5394