The Occupational Therapy Assistant curriculum framework has recently been reviewed by FL DOE. The mandated credit hours have increased from 70 to 74.  The OTA Program is in the process of revising the curriculum to comply with the 74 credit hour framework. The revised curriculum will take effect in Fall 2018. Curriculum changes will be posted on the webpage in January 2018.

Welcome and thank you for visiting with us today! We hope this website provides you with answers to your questions about the OTA Program at Polk State College, Winter Haven Campus, Florida.


For every occupational  therapy assistant graduate to be able to fulfill life goals and improve their quality of life.

OTA Program Mission

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is committed to providing people in Polk County with opportunities for personal and professional development within an environment of academic excellence.

OTA Program Credo

Opportunities for Transformation and Autonomy

Program Results

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at:


The OTA Program is member of the Florida Occupational Therapy Educational Consortium (FLOTEC).

Polk State College and the OTA Program reserve the right to make changes in the regulations, course offerings, curriculum, policies, and rules.

Website Content Revised: Jan 22, 2016