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It’s one of the fastest growing healthcare occupations in the country – Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA). Now, the demand for OTAs is on the rise across the U.S. due to the growing elderly population and increased health needs of baby boomers. That’s why St. Catherine University’s accredited Online OTA program helps students become certified OTAs […]Continue Reading
Laying a Stronger Foundation: Become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with Support from Start to Finish.
When it comes to designing careers, the Online Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at St. Catherine University builds upon Aristotle’s notion that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s why we’ve created an accredited program that combines key building blocks—talented faculty, stringent curriculum and hands-on mastery—into a long-lasting masterpiece: You. So if […]Continue Reading
As the demand for Occupational Therapy Assistants increases across the United States, universities are expanding their educational programs to include students who are looking for flexibility to study from anywhere in the country. One program that offers students an OTA distance learning path is St. Catherine’s Online OTA program. The curriculum for St. Catherine’s Online […]Continue Reading
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, due to the growing elderly population and […]Continue Reading
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 online and skills lab curriculum into practice […]Continue Reading
Innovative Online Degree Experience: How St. Catherine University’s OTA Program Takes Learning to the Next Level
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 students easier access to an education and ultimately a degree. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection and the necessary computer requirements.Continue Reading
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 of three centuries, it has evolved into […]Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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 known as St. Kate’s, 16-month Online OTA program.Continue Reading
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 demand right now. In fact, U.S News & World Report ranked the #1 best healthcare support job in 2016. It’s one of the fastest growing healthcare jobs you can have with an associate’s degree and, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the OTA profession will grow 43% by 2024, faster than almost any other occupation and more than 14,000 new jobs will be open between now and 2024.Continue Reading