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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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Kaplan University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • BS in Psychology - Substance Addictions
  • MS in Psychology - Addictions
Quick Summary:

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.


Liberty University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Lynchburg
Programs:
  • MA in Professional Counseling - 60 Hour
Quick Summary:

With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.


Florida Tech University Online

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Melbourne
Programs:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology/Clinical Psychology
Quick Summary:

Earn Your Degree from U.S. News & World Report-Ranked Florida Tech – 100% Online.  


Stratford Career Institute

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

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:

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


LeTourneau University

[Online]
Programs:
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Dual Specialization Track
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Professional Counselor Specialization (LPC)
Quick Summary:

LeTourneau University is an interdenominational Christ-centered university.


Pima Medical Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
Quick Summary:

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.


West Coast University

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

Advance your career. 100% Focused on Health Sciences.


Keiser University Campus

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant(AS)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant, AS
  • Physical Therapy Assistant, AS
  • More
Quick Summary:

Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.


Brown Mackie College system of schools

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
Quick Summary:

Discover the power of ONE COURSE A MONTH® to fit education into your busy life.


St. Catherine University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Saint Paul
Programs:
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
Quick Summary:

A dynamic university educating students to lead and influence, St. Catherine prepares students to make a difference in their professions, their communities and the world.

 


South College Asheville

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Asheville
Programs:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Associate of Applied Science - Physical Therapist Assistant
Quick Summary: Take the first step toward a better future at South College-Asheville.

New England Institute of Technology

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Warwick
Programs:
  • Associate in Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Associate in Science in Physical Therapist Assistant Technology
Quick Summary:

New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical college offering over 30 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs.


South College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Knoxville
Programs:
  • Associate of Science - Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Bachelor of Science - Health Science (Post Physical Therapist Assistant)
Quick Summary: Get the skills you need to pursue your dreams at South College, located in Knoxville.

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