Occupational Therapy Students Assist with Equine Therapy Sensory Room

Friday, November 22, 2019
OTA student in equine therapy room

Members of Raritan Valley Community College’s Student Occupational Therapy Assistant Association (SOTAA) helped build a ball holder and organize materials for the sensory room at Mane Stream in Oldwick on Wednesday, November 20. The students also toured the hippotherapy facility, which incorporates horseback riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment for assistance with coordination, balance and strength.

In January 2018 RVCC became the only community college in New Jersey to offer an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree for an in-demand career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. The OTA program is designed for students interested in entering the workforce immediately after graduation. It combines classroom instruction with clinical training in a community setting. The program is designed to be completed in two-and-a-half years, with four semesters of full-time coursework and one semester of full-time clinical fieldwork.

For information about RVCC’s OTA program, contact Beau Younker, OTA Program Director, at 908-526-1200, ext. 8416 or beau.younker@raritanval.edu, or Kimberly Meany, OTA Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, at kimberly.meany@raritanval.edu or 908-526-1200, ext. 8439. For additional information, visit www.raritanval.edu/ota.

Ranked by BestColleges.com, WalletHub.com, and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.



November 22, 2019

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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