OTA Program Information Sheet


Administration/Academic Affairs
Community College of Rhode Island
400 East Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 825-2188

Accrediting Agency of College:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
Accredited September 18, 2014

Administrative Hierarchy

  • President: Meghan Hughes, PhD
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Rosemary A. Costigan, PhD, RN
  • Interim Dean of Health and Rehabilitative Sciences: Suzanna Carr, Ph.D, R.N.
  • Rehabilitative Health Department Chairperson: Kimberly Crealey Rouillier, DPT, MS
  • Occupational Therapy Program Director: Linda Gatewood, M.Ed, OTR/L

Program Mailing Address

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Community College of Rhode Island
Newport County Campus
1 John H. Chafee Boulevard
Newport, RI 02840
Accrediting Agency of Program
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-AOTA
Accredited April 5, 2014

Curriculum Design Characteristics

  • One year general education (preadmission)-Plus-One year technical education
  • Length of the Technical Program : 3 semesters
  • Length of time in Fieldwork: 1 semester
  • Total Number of Credit Hours in General Education Courses: 27
  • Total Number of Credit Hours in Technical Education Courses: 445
  • Total Number of Contact Hours of Clinical Education: 595

Faculty and Staff

Core faculty members who currently hold academic appointments

  • Linda Gatewood, Program Director/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
  • Jennifer Hurrell, Rehabilitative Health Department Fieldwork Coordinator

Part-time Faculty (Adjunct)

  • Randy Conroy
  • Kelly Mayer-Rebello
  • Michael Nardone

Supplemental Instructors

  • Magdalena Barber-Leclerc
  • David Leicht
  • Nicolas Spano

Laboratory Manager

  • Toni Spirito

Report of the NBCOT Pass Rates

Data on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy examination can be found at National Board for Certification on Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

Graduation Rate Data

               Year Number of Students who started Number of Students who Graduated Graduation Rate
2016 20 19 95%
2017 20 17 85%
2018 20 16 80%
Total 3-year 60 52 87%

Contact Information

Linda A. Gatewood, M.Ed., OTR/L
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Program Director
Tel: 401-851-1672

Kimberly Crealey Rouillier, DPT, MS
Department Chair,
Rehabilitative Health Department
Tel: 401-851-1672

For more information about the program contact:
Deborah Watson, M.Ed.

Associate Director- Enrollment Services
Tel: 401-851-1637

Last Updated: 6/25/19