Hands-on OTA Program Skills Labs

During the online Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program, you will complete a series of 12 skills labs over the course of 6 weekends in a real-world rehabilitation setting. Taught by certified, highly experienced instructors, these labs allow you to apply what you will learn online and practice your skills using the latest tools of the trade.

Our skills labs have a student-to-instructor ratio of 12 to 1 to ensure you receive highly personalized instruction and immediate feedback in a close-knit educational setting. We designed these labs, which cover the six core practice areas of the occupational therapy profession, to prepare you for the sort of supervised fieldwork required to complete the program.

The six core areas of occupational therapy practice include

  • children and youth
  • productive aging
  • health and wellness
  • mental health
  • rehabilitation and disability
  • work and industry

Furthermore, we schedule your skills labs based on your chosen curriculum option to make sure you know when and where your labs will occur when you start the program. You’ll complete labs with a cohort of your peers, meaning you’ll have like-minded individuals to lean on for support throughout your time in the St. Kate’s OTA program.

In order to participate in the program, you don’t have to live in a state where skills labs are offered, but you must complete all 12 labs at the same site.

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Skills Labs Locations

Skills labs are offered in the following states—Virginia, Texas, Minnesota and California. You can talk to a counselor about which location best suits your needs and get recommendations on housing, travel and other options that may be available to you to ensure your time completing labs runs as smoothly possibly.

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For More Information

Contact us to get moving toward a career as an occupational therapy assistant.