Per the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board: 4755-7-01 Occupational therapy practice defined. 

  • Student occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants must be at least eighteen to participate in learning opportunities outside the classroom, effective January 1, 2021. 

For the Owens OTA program, students must be 18 by the start of the 2nd semester in the program.