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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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Post University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Waterbury
Programs:
  • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling
Quick Summary:

Experience an education that helps you realize your potential in a way that fits you best. Request more information about Post University today.
 


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.

Capella University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Minneapolis
Programs:
  • MS - Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-accredited)
  • MS - Counseling Psychology
  • PhD - Counselor Education and Supervision
  • More
Quick Summary: As an accredited university with online degree programs in five schools, Capella University is committed to helping you accomplish your goals through a high-caliber educational experience.

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.


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.

University of the Southwest

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Hobbs
Programs:
  • MSEd: Mental Health Counseling
Quick Summary:

Pursue your MBA or MSEd online.


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