Innovative Online Degree Experience: How St. Catherine University’s OTA Program Takes Learning to the Next Level

 

St. Kate's Online OTA Program uses interactive course design to enhance the online degree experience.

Millions of students all around the world are now earning their college degrees online. The online degree experience has exploded in the past decade, sparking a revolution in education. In fact, online courses are now outperforming face-to-face courses. The reason for the increase is simple: online coursework provides . . .

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Categories: OTA Online Program

The Evolution of Occupational Therapy Through the Years

 

St. Catherine University's Online OTA program offers a look into the history of occupational therapy.

Occupational therapy (OT) is an ever-evolving profession that has, over time, grown to become an essential and in-demand healthcare field. In its early stages, before it was even known as occupational therapy, it was a method to provide humane care for the mentally ill. But over the span . . .

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Categories: Become an Occupational Therapy Assistant, Healthcare Career Options, OTA Inspiration

The Fields of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy: What’s the Difference?

 

What's the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy?

The fields of occupational therapy and physical therapy are often confused. While both roles provide essential hands-on rehabilitative work to help clients perform everyday tasks as independently as possible, each field takes a diverse approach in helping people get back to their usual way of life.

OT vs PT . . .

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Back to School at 52?! One OTA Student Shares Why it’s Never Too Late to Change Careers.

 

It’s never too late to change careers. Just ask Carrie Minault, a 52 year old  mother, educator, and volunteer who is now a student of St. Catherine’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program. She just started her journey toward a new career as an OTA through St. Catherine, also . . .

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Categories: Become an Occupational Therapy Assistant, OTA Inspiration, OTA Online Program

Occupational Therapy Assistant: Among the Top Healthcare Jobs in Demand

 

The healthcare industry is filled with many job opportunities for first-time students and career-changers. But there is one healthcare career that stands out from the rest because of its diversity, growth and high demand: Occupational Therapy Assistants.

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) is among the top healthcare jobs in . . .

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Categories: Healthcare Career Options, OTA Field

Answers to Your College Application Process Questions

 

Whether it’s been a few years or decades since you’ve gone back to school, the process can be overwhelming. Let’s face it, the college admissions process has changed immensely and you may have a lot of questions. Where do I start? Am I qualified? Will I need . . .

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Categories: Become an Occupational Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant School

Not 100% Online: Skills Labs and Fieldwork Experience

 

How can you learn to be an occupational therapy assistant online? You can’t. A common misconception is that St. Catherine University’s OTA program is 100% online. While our students are able to listen to lectures, complete schoolwork, and go through modulations on their own time, they also complete . . .

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Categories: Become an Occupational Therapy Assistant, OTA Fieldwork

Occupational Therapy Assistant: A Job Helping People

 

Occupational therapy, a field that many people have never heard of, is finally getting its time in the spotlight. Specifically, occupational therapy assisting is making headlines for being a meaningful career. The U.S. News and World Report released their 100 Best Jobs of 2016 and both occupational therapy assisting . . .

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Categories: Become an Occupational Therapy Assistant, Healthcare Career Options, OTA Inspiration, Talking with an OT

OTA Fieldwork Spotlight: Mona’s Ark

 

A common misconception is that St. Catherine University’s online occupational therapy assistant program is 100% online – it’s not. You can’t learn how to be an OTA without putting what you’ve learned to action. How? With OTA fieldwork. Our students complete over 700 hours of OTA fieldwork . . .

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Categories: Become an Occupational Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant School, OTA Fieldwork

Occupational Therapy Assistant Career Explained

 

Occupational therapy is one of the medical field’s best kept secrets. It’s a promising and flexible career that allows you to be creative, hands-on, and innovative. You’re probably wondering, “What exactly does this career entail?” Glad you asked!

When a person becomes injured, diagnosed or disabled . . .

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Categories: Become an Occupational Therapy Assistant, OTA Field

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