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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
  • More
Quick Summary: Does psychology interest you? See if Grand Canyon University could be a good fit for your journey in discovering the human mind!

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.

Intercoast Colleges

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

Capella University

[Online]
Programs:
  • MS - Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-accredited)
  • MS - Clinical Counseling
  • PhD - Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP-accredited)
  • More
Quick Summary: As an accredited university with online degree programs in five schools, Capella University is committed to helping you accomplish your goals through a high-caliber educational experience.

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.

Northcentral University

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

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.


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.


Northwest University

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

NU has been educating leaders since 1934 at our campus near Seattle. If you have a dream, we can help make it possible.


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.


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.


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