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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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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.

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.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

[Online]
Programs:
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Quick Summary: Pursue a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology.

Intercoast Colleges

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

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.


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.


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.


Northcentral University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Health Psychology - MA in Psychology
  • Health Psychology - PhD of Psychology
Quick Summary:

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.


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:

Impact your world with a degree from Walden. Start today!


Keiser University Graduate School

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Quick Summary:

Grow, lead, succeed - with an online graduate degree
Keiser University Graduate School provides student-centered, quality career education that enables you to make an immediate contribution to your profession.


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