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The perfect internship

He’s dwarfed by the horse, this small boy, that we’ll call Sam. Sam is six years old and his muscle control and cognitive function are impaired, and time at the stables is his therapy. Instead…

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Megan Classen: building caregivers for the future

As Union prepares to launch its new Master of Occupational Therapy, Dr. Megan Classen is here to ensure students reach their full potential. Classen will be the new fieldwork coordinator for the graduate students, drawing…

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Become an OTA in just two years!

Become a occupational therapy assistant. Take a look at this Lincoln program that gives compassionate people a great career in health care in just two years.

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Meaningful change: Abigail Logan found career and calling in occupational therapy

“I like to listen to people and help them.” Abigail Logan graduated in May as part of Union’s first cohort of OTA students, and now she has begun her career as an occupational therapy assistant…

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Zakary Perrin: A Calling to Service

“School wasn’t my thing. I would tell everyone that math was my favorite because I struggled in it the most and I was trying to put a positive spin on it,” said Zakary Perrin, who…

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Occupational Therapy Assistant Program earns full accreditation

Union College’s newest academic offering, the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, has received full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Four years in the making, the accreditation became official in April, just…

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Alex found a calling as an occupational therapy assistant

Alex Ulrich planned to be a physical therapist. But then she discovered her calling as an occupational therapy assistant.

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Kayla Kelly

Kayla Kelly: Back in school at 32

Life coaching sets you up to succeed. For Kayla Kelly, this meant giving her the confidence and resources to enroll in Union’s occupational therapy assistant program even while facing “adult” responsibilities and schedules. At Union, every freshman works with a life coach for their first year at college.

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New occupational therapy assistant program launches

Union’s newest program will officially launch on Monday, January 13, as the first class of a dozen occupational therapy assistant students begins their studies at Union College.

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Union OTA program launch delayed until January 2020

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.

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OTAs help victims of injury or illness return to independence.

Occupational therapy makes the impossible possible

The Union College occupational therapy assistant program prepares students for a top health care support career in just two years.

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Union College to launch occupational therapy assistant program

By Emily Wood Roque Cisneros ’17 Union College has always adapted to the needs of the students and communities it serves. In 1891, that meant offering classes in German and Danish, training students to preach…

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