College of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Student Handbook 2011-2012

VI. Professional Organizations

C. American Occupational Therapy Association

4720 Montgomery Lane
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda MD 20824-1220
(301) 652-2682

"The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services" (AOTA, 1999-2010). (Retrieved September 9, 2010).

Benefits to becoming a member of AOTA, including:
• Access to professional publications such as The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Journal of Occupational Therapy Students, OT Week, and Special Interest Section Newsletters.
• Free information and consultation
• Employment assistance
• Use of the Wilma West Library
• Minimum of 20% discount on professional publications and seminars/conference
• Development of a professional network
• Fellowships, scholarships, research grants, educational loans, and student liability and health insurance


Department consent is required for admission to all occupational therapy major courses.




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