OT and OTA Programs

Welcome Students!

North Carolina has some of the best educational programs in the country for occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistants. Each spring one or two schools will also host our spring conference events. Students are active at every level of our association and have been since our beginning. Their contributions are invaluable and the association is blessed to have their energy and visions for the future of our profession.

Appointed Board Positions

OT Student Member:  Meghan Caison, OTS 

 *Email: [email protected]

*OT Education: Current second year MSOT student at ECU, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in Neuroscience from UNC Chapel Hill 

*Current Setting/Title: Student

*Previous Experience: Student community experiences, and shadowing in various settings

*Clinical/Professional Interests: Neurorehabilitation, Pediatrics, Rural Area Practice 

*Meaningful Roles and Occupations: Dog mom of two dachshunds (Finn and Louie), Wife, Aunt to an adorable nephew, lover of hiking, cooking, and house plants 

*Additional Information (Professional Memberships, Awards, Honors, Activities, etc.): NCOTA and AOTA Member,​ECU SOTA Treasurer, ECU PTE Member, ECU Student Run Clinic Board Member 



OTA Student Member: Aria Galloway, OTAS

OT Education: OTA program at Durham Technical Community College,

Current Setting/Title: Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), HANDS center for Autism LLC

Previous Experience: Adolescent mental health technician, adolescent therapeutic assistant, RBT

Clinical/Professional Interests: Sensory integration and early intervention for children with ASD

Meaningful Roles and Occupations: Dog mommy, self proclaimed amature chef, I also dabble in the arts

Additional Information (Professional Memberships, Awards, Honors, Activities, etc.): Durham Technical Community College COTAD Chapter Chair and Co-founder.


NCOTA student scholarship application period is now open! The application period will run from January 15-March 15th.  

Questions? Email us at [email protected] and we would be happy to help. 


NC Colleges and University OT / OTA Programs

​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.

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