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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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Intercoast Colleges

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

Concorde

[Campus]
Locations:
  • San Diego
Programs:
  • Physical Therapist Assistant - (AS)
Quick Summary:

At Concorde, you’ll find that a “learn by doing” approach to healthcare training will get you the skills you need to succeed-- and get you into the workforce quickly.


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.

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.


Stratford Career Institute

[Online]
Programs:
  • Drug and 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.


Argosy University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Counseling Psychology (EdD)
  • Counseling Psychology (MA)
  • Counseling Psychology(EdD) (Online)
  • 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.

The University of Liverpool

[Online]
Programs:
  • MSc in Mental Health Psychology
Quick Summary: Want to study at a UK university without leaving your house? The University of Liverpool offers online Masters and Doctoral programmes.

CBD College

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

Kaplan University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Military Physical Assistant Prerequisite Program
  • BS in Psychology - Substance Abuse
  • 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.


Grand Canyon University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Phoenix
Programs:
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders
  • B.S. in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency, and Substance Abuse
  • More
Quick Summary:

Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in a variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.


Walden University

[Online]
Programs:
  • M.S. in Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-Accredited)-General Program
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision - Forensic Mental Health Counseling
  • M.S. in Mental Health Counseling - Trauma and Crisis Counseling
  • More
Quick Summary: Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.

University of the Southwest

[Online]
Programs:
  • MSEd: Mental Health Counseling
Quick Summary: Pursue your MS, MBA or MSEd online. Choose from 16 specializations.

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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