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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 Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders
  • More
Quick Summary: There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!

Stratford Career Institute

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

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.

New England College Online

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Henniker
Programs:
  • BA in Psychology Clinical Psychology
Quick Summary:

Discover the Difference a Community of Support Makes in Earning Your Degree 100% Online

Prepare for the competitive job market with an undergraduate degree from regionally accredited New England College. A private college rooted in a strong liberal arts foundation, NEC offers these undergraduate degrees 100% online:


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.


Kaplan University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • 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.


Capella University

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

Capella provides a flexible online learning environment designed for working adults who want to advance in their profession.


Intercoast Colleges

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

University of the Southwest

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Hobbs
Programs:
  • MSEd: Mental Health Counseling
Quick Summary:

Pursue your MBA or MSEd online.


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.


California University of Pennsylvania

[Campus]
Locations:
  • California
Programs:
  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Certificate) - Online
  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Master of Science) - Online
  • Sports Counseling (Certificate) - Online
Quick Summary:

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.


Northcentral University

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

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.


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.

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.


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