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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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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.

University of Phoenix

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Online
Programs:
  • M.S. in Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Quick Summary: Study what employers need you to know

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: Why earn your degree at Grand Canyon University? GCU is a regionally accredited university offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more. Apply today!

Liberty University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Lynchburg
Programs:
  • PhD in Counseling - Professional Counseling
  • PhD Counseling: Advanced Clinical Skills
  • MA in Professional Counseling - 60 Hour
  • More
Quick Summary:

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


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.


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.
 


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.


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.

Stratford Career Institute

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

Florida Tech University Online

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Tampa
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.  


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.


Intercoast Colleges

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

Carrington College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Pleasant Hill
Programs:
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
Quick Summary:

Welcome to Carrington College - The Starting Point for Health Care Careers.


Bellevue University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Bellevue
Programs:
  • Master of Science in Clinical Counseling - MS
Quick Summary:

To get ahead, you need an education that will truly set you apart and is affordable. A private, non-profit, fully accredited institution, Bellevue University is dedicated to helping you earn a degree that prepares you to advance your career.


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.

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