ALOTA is now offering Level II Fieldwork Placements!

Fieldwork will begin August 31, 2020 and end November 20, 2020

To apply, you will need:

1. Complete the application

2. Faculty letter of recommendation

3. Resume

4. Letter of approval from OT program fieldwork coordinator

Apply Today!

** Only students in Alabama based OT programs may apply at this time.  Students must be members of ALOTA to apply**

Applications will be accepted until Friday July 24, 2020

Interviews will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020

Applicants will be notified by Monday, August 3, 2020 if accepted. 

For more information please contact Rachel Ashcraft at [email protected]




UAB is happy to announce a new program, a completely online postprofessional clinical doctorate open to those with a BS or MS occupational therapy degree, as well as to COTAs who also have a bachelor’s degree.  There are 2 tracks – one a specialty in low vision, and the other a general track.  Please see the website for further information – or contact Laura Vogtle, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA at [email protected] or 205-934-7326

Sponsored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham



OTA Student Scholarship

Student Scholarship Nominations

The Alabama Occupational Therapy Association provides two $500 scholarships to occupational therapy assistant students at the annual ALOTA Spring Conference and three $500 scholarships to occupational therapy students at the annual ALOTA Fall Conference. Students will  must be an active ALOTA member, complete scholarship application, and have the Professional Development Assessment completed by academic adviser or Department Chair be concerned for a student scholarship.


  • Is this scholarship open to all students? Nominations for the spring submission are only accepted for OTA students. However, an additional scholarship opportunity is held prior to Fall Conference for OT students only. *Membership in the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association is required for consideration.
  • Must I be present to win? No. All submissions will be considered based upon merit. Winners will be announced at Spring Conference, but attendance is not required for consideration. However, ALOTA always encourages students to attend and offers a considerable student discount for members.
  • Does the scholarship only pay toward tuition? No, the scholarship is in the form of a check, which can be used to pay for textbooks, supplies, membership dues, etc.

Occupational Therapy Programs in Alabama

OTA Programs

Wallace State Community College
Laura Smith, MS, OTR/L, Program Director
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
801 Main Street, NW
Hanceville, AL 35077-2000
(256) 352-8307
[email protected]

OT Programs

Alabama State University
Dr. Susan Denham, Chair
Dr. Greshundria Raines, Program Director
Department of Occupational Therapy
915 South Jackson Street
PO Box 271
Montgomery, AL 36101-0271
(334) 229-5056
[email protected]

Tuskegee University

Dr. Jannett Lewis-Clark, Program Director
Occupational Therapy Program
School of Nursing and Allied Health
71-271 John A. Kenney Hall
Tuskegee, AL 36088-1696
(334) 725-2385 or 727-8696
[email protected]

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Gavin Jenkins, Chair
Department of Occupational Therapy
School of Health Professions
1720 2nd Avenue South, SHPB 355
Birmingham, AL 35294-1212
(205) 934-3568
[email protected]

University of South Alabama
Dr. Donna Wooster, Chair
Department of Occupational Therapy
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
5721 USA Drive North, HAHN 2027
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
(251) 445-9222
[email protected]