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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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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 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.


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.

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.


Intercoast Colleges

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

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Los Angeles
Programs:
  • 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.

Lubbock Christian University Online

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

Along with providing a quality career-oriented education online for busy working adults, we aim to teach students about the spiritual aspect of life and impart a system of values for living.


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.

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.


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.

Kaplan College - KHE

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Vista
Programs:
  • Diploma: Healthcare Assistant
Quick Summary: Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan College.

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.

Northcentral University

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

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.


Argosy University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • San Diego
Programs:
  • Counseling Psychology (EdD)
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.

Stratford Career Institute

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

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