St. Catherine's Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

St. Kate’s OTA Program in Minnesota

If you want a rewarding career in occupational therapy, our online OTA program in Minnesota makes it possible to become an occupational therapy assistant in as few as 16 months. Enter the profession sooner with three start dates per year in January, May, and September, and only four prerequisites for enrollment qualification.

Our ACOTE-accredited associate degree program in occupational therapy comprises 80% online and 20% onsite curriculum, reflecting decades of experience teaching students about occupational therapy. St. Catherine University was the first to offer an OTA program.

While based in Minnesota, you don’t have to live here to enroll. You must travel to St. Paul, MN, to complete 12 skills labs, which take place at designated rehab facilities.

Learn more about St. Catherine University’s Online OTA program in Minnesota.

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Online Courses and On-Site Labs in Minnesota

Our OTA program in Minnesota blends the convenience and flexibility of online learning with the hands-on experience you need.

St. Kate's Online OTA students studying together

Online Coursework

Students complete and submit assignments, communicate with instructors and fellow students, and take quizzes online.  


Students gain real-life practice as they learn about diverse practice settings and work with various patient populations.

OTA students practicing skills in skills lab

Skills Labs

Master essential OT skills under expert guidance and receive personalized instruction with our 12-to-1 faculty ratio.

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A career as an occupational therapy assistant is ranked No. 1 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Health Care Support Jobs list.