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Occupational Therapist Assistant Schools and Training Programs

Improve the quality of life of your patients as you help rehabilitate those with physical, mental, or developmental impairments by pursuing a job as an occupational therapy assistant, or occupational therapist assistant (OTA).

Occupational Therapy Assistant Careers

Working side-by-side with an occupational therapist, the assistant helps clients with rehabilitation exercises and other therapy in accordance with a treatment plan. These may include stretches or re-teaching normal body movements such as walking. Occupational therapy assistants help develop treatment plans for patients and help to monitor their patients' activities to ensure they are performed correctly. They keep track of the client's progress and document billing.

An occupational therapist aide differs slightly in that an aide handles more clerical tasks such as scheduling appointments, answering the phone, preparing materials, and assembling equipment.

An OTA's working conditions can vary depending on whether they work full- or part-time, and the type of institution in which they work. They will often have to work evenings and weekends to accommodate their patients' schedules. In addition, they need to be relatively strong in order to physically assist patients.

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Campus and Online Occupational Therapy Schools

 
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West Coast University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • MS in Occupational Therapy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
Quick Summary:

Advance your career. 100% Focused on Health Sciences.


CBD College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Los Angeles
Programs:
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
Quick Summary: Get career training with CBD College.

Kaplan College - KHE

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Vista
  • Salida
Programs:
  • Diploma: Therapeutic Health Technician
  • Diploma: Healthcare Assistant
Quick Summary: Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan College.

California University of Pennsylvania

[Online]
Programs:
  • Post-Masters Cert: Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Rehabilitation Science
  • MS: Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Graduate Certificate in Sports Counseling
Quick Summary:

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.


Grand Canyon University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Phoenix
Programs:
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling
  • More
Quick Summary:

Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in a variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.


Intercoast Colleges

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies
Quick Summary: Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

Walden University

[Online]
Programs:
  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Trauma and Crisis Counseling
  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Career Counseling
  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-Accredited)-General Program
  • More
Quick Summary: Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.

Stratford Career Institute

[Online]
Programs:
  • Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist
Quick Summary: Earn Your Diploma from Home!

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

[Campus]
Programs:
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy Specialization
  • More
Quick Summary: Pursue a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology.

Capella University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Minneapolis
Programs:
  • MS - Mental Health Counseling
  • MS - Counseling Psychology
  • PhD - Counselor Education and Supervision
  • More
Quick Summary:

Capella provides a flexible online learning environment designed for working adults who want to advance in their profession.


Southern California Health Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Physical Therapy Aide/Sports Rehab Program
Quick Summary: Since 1996, Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists.

Concordia University Nebraska

[Online]
Programs:
  • M.S. in Gerontology and Aging Studies : Mental Health
Quick Summary:

Concordia University, Nebraska offers accredited Master of Education and Master of Science degree programs online to help advance your career and become a transformative leader.


The University of Liverpool

[Online]
Programs:
  • MSc in Mental Health Psychology
Quick Summary: Want to study at a UK university without leaving your house? The University of Liverpool offers online Masters and Doctoral programmes.

Argosy University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA) (Online)
  • Counseling Psychology (EdD)
  • Counseling Psychology (MA)
  • More
Quick Summary:

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.


Wake Forest University

[Online]
Programs:
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health
Quick Summary: Study at Wake Forest University, a university dedicated to educating the whole person since 1834.

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