NC Colleges and University OT / OTA Programs

In this area we include information about each school, including links to their websites.

​From the coast to the mountains, NC is blessed to have some of the top occupational therapy educational programs in the country. The growth of occupational therapy is reflected in the growth of these programs, from major universities to community colleges.

NC Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs

Durham Technical Community College
    1637 Lawson St.
    Durham, NC 27703

    Chair- Christine Gunnigle, MS, OTR/L, [email protected] 

    AFC- Virginia Wolfe, OTD, OTR/L

    Phone: 919-686-3682

Pitt Community College
    PO Drawer 7007
    Greenville, NC 27835

    Chair- Wendy Perrini, MS, OTR/L, CHT
    [email protected]

    AFC- Caroline Andrews, MS, OTR/L
    [email protected]

    Phone: 252-493-7370

Cape Fear Community College
    411 North Front Street
    Wilmington, NC 28401

    Chair- Jennifer K. Renshaw, OTD, OTR/L
    [email protected]

    AFC- Jenn Workman, BS, OTR/L
    [email protected]

    Phone: 910-362-7096

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
    401 Medical Park Drive
    Concord, NC 28025

    Chair- Nancy Schneidenbach Green, MHA, OTR/L
   [email protected]

    AFC- Anna DeDiemar
    [email protected]

    Phone: 704.403.1555

Central Piedmont Community College
    ​PO Box 35009
    Charlotte, NC 28235-5009

    Chair- Megan Leach McCann, MOT, OTR/L
    [email protected]

    AFC- Julie Dow, OTR/L
    [email protected]

    Phone: 704.330.6424

South College-Asheville
    ​140 Sweeten Creek Rd.
    Asheville, NC 28803

    Chair- Caroline Colburn, MS, ORT/L
    [email protected]

    AFC- Dina Stainbrook

    [email protected]

    Phone: 828-398-2516

Southwestern Community College
    ​447 College Dr.
    Sylva, NC 28779-8581

    Chair- Anna Walls, MS, OTR/L
    [email protected]

    AFC- Peggy Vos, BS, OTR/L
    [email protected]

    Phone: 828-339-4331

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
    Chair- Amy Mahle, MHA, COTA/L
    [email protected]

    AFC-Carolyn Sithong, MS, OTR/L, SCEM, CAPS

    [email protected]

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
    ​340 Victoria Road.
    Asheville, NC 28801

    Chair - Jane Blount, MS, CAS, OTR/L
    [email protected]

    AFC: Paige K. Warwick, MS, OTR/L

    [email protected]


    Phone: 828-398-7272 


NC Occupational Therapy Programs

East Carolina University
    Allied Health Sciences
    Belk Building Room 306
    Greenville, NC 27858

    Chair- Denise K. Donica, DHSrc, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA
    [email protected]

    AFC- Shania Garcia, OTD, MBA, OTR/L
    [email protected]

    Phone: 252-328-4441

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    CB 7120 Medical School Wing E
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599

    Chair- Nancy Bagatell, Ph.D, OTR/L, FAOTA
    n[email protected]

    AFC- Sue Coppola, MS, OTR/L,BCG, FAOTA
    [email protected]

    Phone: 919-966-2451

Winston-Salem State University
    601 Martin Luther King Dr.
    Winston-Salem, NC 27110

    Chair- Cynthia Bell, PhD, OTR/L
    [email protected]

    AFC- Allison Calhoun, MS, OTRL
    [email protected]

    Phone: 336-750-3170

Lenoir Rhyne College
    PO Box 7547
    Hickory, NC 28603

    Chair- Toni Oakes, EdD, MS, OTR/L
    [email protected]

    AFC- Nicole Coffey, OTR/L
    [email protected]

    Phone: 828-328-7367

Methodist University 

     5400 Ramsey Street

     Fayetteville, NC 28311


     Chair: Meredith Gronski, OTD, OTR/L, CLA

     [email protected]

     AFC: Sheri Michel, OTD, OTR/L

     [email protected]


Wingate University 

     Department of Occupational Therapy

     PO Box 159

     Wingate, NC 28174 


     Chair: Dr. Melissa Sweetman

     [email protected]

    AFC: Stacey S. Caplan, OTD, OTR/L

    [email protected]

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (Bridge OTA to MOT Program)

401 Medical Park Drive 

Concord, NC 28025

   Chair - Jacqueline Mayo

   AFC - Trevor St. Clair, MS, MOT, OTR/L

Pfeiffer University (Applicant Status)

    Chair: Elizabeth Fain, EdD, OTR/L

    [email protected]


     AFC: Kayla Smith

     [email protected]

Duke University (Applicant Status)

     Chair: Barbara Hooper

      B[email protected]