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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!

In 2017, occupational therapy assistant ranked #12 in the 100 Best Jobs and #1 in Best Healthcare Support Jobs 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 online instruction which includes one course in a preferred practice area and one management course followed by four weeks of supervised clinical practice.

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.

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

 Practice Areas

OTHAC 2203100

Physical Function in Occupational Therapy - Physical function to promote occupational performance.  Includes frames of reference, evaluative tools, intervention strategies and consumer education.

OTHAC 2104100

Occupational Performance from Birth through Adolescence - Occupational performance of newborns through adolescents. Includes frames of reference, evaluation tools and techniques, and intervention strategies.

OTHAC 2105300

Occupational Performance for Elders - Occupational performance of elders.  Includes frames of reference, evaluation tools and techniques, and intervention strategies.

OTHAC 2200900

Mental Health in Occupational Therapy - Promotion of mental health and wellness through occupational therapy.  Topics include theory and intervention strategies to enhance occupational performance.

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

 Management Course

OTHAC 2203500

Health Care Management in Occupational Therapy - Explores the roles of the occupational therapy assistant in health care delivery. Topics include documentation, reimbursement, credentialing, ethical standards, health care team role delineation and management.

 
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

OTHAC 2109100 

Occupational Therapy Practioner Field - Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.  This is a recertification course for students who currently hold a licensure for Occupational Therapy which has expired.

 

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:

Approximate cost for this program is $2,200.  

 

Registration:

Course is offered each Fall and Spring semester coinciding with each semester start date for Lone Star College.  for Fall 2017, registration form is due by August 18.  For Spring 2018, registration form is due by January 5.  
 

LSC-Tomball OTA Reentry Application

Contact:

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

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