Union College leadership has announced that the college’s new occupational therapy assistant program will now launch in January of 2020, one semester later than previously planned.
According to Dr. Frankie Rose, vice president for Academic Administration, changes in program leadership over the last few months has made the delay necessary in order to properly meet accreditation standards from ACOTE (Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education).
“We are currently in the search process for a new program director,” said Rose. “Our current OTA faculty are moving ahead building curriculum, finalizing preparations for clinical sites and preparing to accept students into the program in January.”
The college is making special arrangements with each of the students who planned to begin the OTA program in August. “We are adjusting their schedules and providing clinical work opportunities while they wait until January,” said Rose. “We are also on track to enroll students who plan to start OTA courses in August 2020 and beyond.”
Rose believes the OTA program is a great addition to Union’s academic offerings. “We are excited about the mission and potential of this program,” he said. “We are committed to building a top-notch training experience for occupational therapy assistants here at Union College.”
Questions can be directed to Dr. Frankie Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org