Student Resources

Online Continuing Education

TNOTA is proud to partner with Aspire OT to offer our virtual continuing education course library. As a member benefit, most courses are free for TNOTA members (login required). Members will also receive discounted access to Aspire OT's course content. New courses are added monthly. 
For a complete guide on registration, accessing courses, and finding all your Aspire OT certificates in once place, click here or the Aspire OT TNOTA Member Guide link below!
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OT/OTA Licensure 

TNOTA and TN Board of Occupational Therapy FAQ


Starting OT School

 What I Wish I Knew Before Starting OT School



 Resume & Interview Tips, Job Search, & Salary Guide

General Resume Tips

Resume Tips


Interview Tips

AOTA's OTJobLink (Click “Career Resources” and look under “The Interview Process”)


Occupational Therapist Resume Tips

Occupational Therapist Resume Samples

AOTA Resume Sample

AOTA's Curriculum Vitae Glossary


Navigating the Job Search 

AOTA's OTJobLink (Click "Job Seekers”)

TNOTA's Job Board


Salary Guide

Occupational Therapy Salary Guide



Student Health Insurance Guide

A Student Health Insurance Guide




TNOTA Student Forum Discussion Board Post on Telehealth (must be a TNOTA student member to view)

TNOTA Advocacy Resources

AOTA Telehealth Resources

Telehealth Occupational Therapy Guide

Telehealth Occupational Therapy

Telehealth and Occupational Therapy




TNOTA Advocacy Resources

AOTA Advocacy & Policy



TNOTA Diversity & Inclusion

TNOTA DEI Resources

Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD)

COTAD Mentorship Program

COTAD Chapters

Implicit Bias 

    2020 has been an incredible year of change and awakening that is causing organizations, institutions, and individuals to examine their beliefs and systems. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is one of those organizations. In August 2020, AOTA released its “AOTA’s Guide to Acknowledging the Impact of Discrimination, Stigma, and Implicit Bias on Provision of Services”, which defines key terms and lists next steps which all occupational therapists and practices should take. The entire article can be found at the following link:

     It is imperative to highlight one of the terms defined in this thoughtful document: implicit bias. “Implicit biases do not require one’s active awareness. Hence, they are also known as unconscious biases because of the underlying thread of behavior and actions (Blair, et al., 2011). Practitioners can form inaccurate views about various clients and fellow practitioners because of implicit biases. The AOTA document states, “Such views affect the therapist-client relationship beyond that of cultural competence (for example, unconsciously creating barriers to treatment, like overlooking necessary treatment interventions or providing appropriate referrals)” (AOTA, 2020). 

     As therapists and professionals dedicated to high standards, we must examine our individual implicit biases to ensure we are providing high levels of care to all our clients, cultivating strong relationships with our peers, and ensuring occupational justice for all. Accessing and reading the AOTA article referenced above and taking The Implicit Association Test ( developed by Harvard University are excellent steps in the right direction.


American Occupational Therapy Association. (2020). AOTA’s guide to acknowledging the impact of discrimination, stigma, and implicit bias on provision of services. Retrieved from:

Blair, I., Steiner, J. & Havranek, E. (2011). Unconscious (implicit) bias and health disparities: Where do we go from here? The Permanente Journal: 15(2): 71-78.


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