Our accredited, online-based OTA program is the first of its kind, blending 80% online with 20% onsite curriculum.

Blended Learning Model

Our OTA program features a unique blend of online and onsite curriculum that prepares you to take the NBCOT® Exam for OTA certification.


Online courses

delivered via an interactive e-Learning platform allow you to “attend” class at all hours of the day and night from your home.

Skills labs

(12 in all) let you apply your OTA skills under the guidance of a licensed instructor in designated rehab facilities across Virginia, California and Texas.

100% fieldwork

placements (720 hours) give you real-world experience with clients in group and one-on–one settings alongside experts.  

Program Accreditation

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at St. Catherine University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA®), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. To learn more about ACOTE and the accreditation process, please call 301.652.AOTA or visit acoteonline.org.


“I decided to apply to the Online OTA program because it’s a faster route. In 16 months I could work as an OTA.”

Michelle, Online OTA graduate


“I have an amazing lab instructor who’s been my biggest advocate through this entire program and we have a great relationship.”

Alex, Online OTA student


“Occupational therapy is there to guide clients, and OTAs help them find ways to help them do the things that are meaningful to their everyday lives independently.”

Marie, Online OTA program graduate

“I love when students tell me, ‘If it weren’t for this program, I would not have been able to do this.’”

Becky Anderson, Director of Occupational Therapy Academic Services



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