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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 Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Community Mental Health Administration
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
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Quick Summary: Does psychology interest you? See if Grand Canyon University could be a good fit for your journey in discovering the human mind!

Capella University

[Online]
Programs:
  • MS - Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-accredited)
  • MS - Clinical Counseling
  • PhD - Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP-accredited)
  • More
Quick Summary:

About Capella University
An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers both foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so that what you’re learning in your courses is immediately applicable to your career goals.

 


Intercoast Colleges

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

Divine Mercy University

[Online]
Programs:
  • Online M.S. Counseling
Quick Summary:

Pursue an advanced degree in Psychology or Counseling at Divine Mercy University. GO


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.


Southern California Health Institute

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Reseda
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

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy Specialization
  • Psy.D. Applied Clinical Psychology
Quick Summary: Pursue a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology.

Liberty University

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

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.


California University of Pennsylvania

[Campus]
Locations:
  • California
Programs:
  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Certificate) - Online
  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Master of Science) - Online
  • Sports Counseling (Certificate) - Online
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Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.


Post University Online

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

At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.


Bradley University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Peoria
Programs:
  • Online Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)
  • Online Master of Arts in Counseling - Professional School Counseling (PSC)
Quick Summary:

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning.


Northcentral University

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

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.


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