5 Things You Didn’t Know Occupational Therapy Assistant School at St. Catherine University


It’s one of the fastest growing healthcare occupations in the country and ranks #1 in Best Healthcare Support Jobs by U.S. News & World Report – Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA). Now, the demand for OTAs is on the rise across the U.S., specifically in California, Virginia and Texas . . .

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Your Top Questions About Fieldwork Experiences Answered


Gaining diverse, real-world experience is essential for occupational therapy assistant students. That is why St. Catherine University’s Online OTA program is dedicated to providing students 720 hours of immersive fieldwork experiences to help them transition into practitioners. Supervised by a certified instructor, fieldwork allows students to put their . . .

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Categories: OTA Fieldwork, OTA Training

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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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

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