Our accredited Online OTA program helps set the foundation for a successful career in this growing healthcare field. 

What Is an OTA?

An occupational therapy assistant (OTA) helps provide rehabilitative services to individuals who have trouble performing daily activities due to a mental, physical or developmental impairment. Using a treatment plan, OTAs help clients become as independent as possible. 

OTA Practice Areas

As a certified OTA, you’ll find yourself treating clients in one or more of the core OT practice areas:

  1. Children and Youth
  2. Productive Aging
  3. Health and Wellness
  4. Mental Health
  5. Rehabilitation and Disability
  6. Work and Industry


OTA Practice Settings

Certified occupational therapy assistants work full-time in a variety of practice settings, including:

  • Homes
  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Schools
  • Skilled nursing homes
  • Therapists' offices
  • Work places


“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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