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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.


University of Phoenix

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Online
Programs:
  • M.S. in Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Quick Summary: At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

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.

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.

Intercoast Colleges

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

Stratford Career Institute

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

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.


Kaplan University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Military Physical Assistant Prerequisite Program
  • 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.


Northcentral University

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

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.


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.

CBD College

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

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 seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law as well as certificate programs in many areas.

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.

Florida Tech University Online

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Tampa
Programs:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology/Clinical Psychology
Quick Summary: Thanks to Florida Tech offering intensive degree programs 100% online, students located all over the world have the opportunity to access the same world-class education as those who attend classes on the main campus in Melbourne, Florida.

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.


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