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. We have two student board members who provide direct feedback to the board regarding the student perspective and spearhead programs for OT and OTA students in NC.


There are many benefits to joining NCOTA as a student:

  • Enhance your educational experience and understanding of the OT profession with continuing education courses, journal clubs, and other learning opportunities
  • Apply for the NCOTA Annual Student Scholarship 
  • Share research surveys with our broad membership and post on our website
  • Up-to-date news and advocacy issues affecting our profession
  • Access to experienced clinicians through our mentorship program
  • Numerous networking opportunities
  • Invaluable advice and tips from our student connections
  • Job resources through Career Corner 
  • And so much more!


Here are some helpful resources to get you started:

NBCOT Study Tools
ACOTE-Accredited OT and OTA Schools
Fieldwork Resources
NCOTA FW/Capstone SOP 

Student contributions are invaluable and NCOTA aims to support you on your journey in occupational therapy!