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.
Welcome to an area designed especially for occupational therapy students. Below you will find links to areas of the AOTA Web site that apply directly to you. Here you will also find relevant news items that affect your academic career. Be sure to check frequently for updates!
The mission of the ArizOTA is to promote and support excellence and professionalism among occupational therapy practitioners, and to collaborate with community members, healthcare providers, educators, legislators and reimbursement sources to facilitate activities and environments that enhance the occupational performance of patients and clients served.
The Mission of the Nevada Occupational Therapy Association. Inc. (NOTA) is to improve, advance and advocate for the profession and practice of occupational therapy. NOTA also strives to further educational opportunities, support research and maintain the standards of practice as established by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
New York State Occupational Therapy Association (NYSOTA), which represents over 1000 members, strives to: support professional ethics and discipline, promote the standing of occupational therapy as a viable profession in New York State, foster the highest capability of occupational therapy practitioners to meet the need of changes in society and health care provisions, advance evidence-based research and education in occupational therapy.
The Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) was incorporated in 1976 as the result of the merging of the southern and northern California groups. It is a not-for-profit professional society designed to represent the nearly 10,000 occupational therapists (OTs) and occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) within all of California.
The Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association promotes the recognition, preservation, and advancement of occupational therapy as the preeminent profession promoting health, productivity, and quality of life for individuals and society through the therapeutic application of occupation.
An organizational meeting was held in Dallas, Texas in the spring of 1936, to form an association of Texas occupational therapists. Five therapists convened the first official meeting at the Melrose Hotel in April, 1936. TOTA was officially incorporated on October 12, 1973.