Hands-on OTA Program Skills Labs

During the Online Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program, you will complete a series of 12 skills labs, hosted by partners including Genesis, 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 720 hours of supervised fieldwork that’s 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 your chosen curriculum option—the simultaneous or separate completion of the LAS and OTA courses—so you know when and where your labs will occur when you start the 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.

Skills Labs Locations

We are currently growing in and around these areas:

Where in California

Metro (Airport Code)

City

CaliforniaOakland (OAK)Stockton
Fresno
Clovis
San Diego (SAN)San Diego
Escondido
Poway
Los Angeles (LAX)Glendale
Montebello
Playa Del Rey
Highland Park
Santa Ana (SNA)Santa Ana
Fullerton
Duarte

Where in Texas

Metro (Airport Code)

City

TexasHouston (IAH)Houston
Dallas (DFW)Richardson
Fort Worth
Benbrook
San Antonio (SAT)San Antonio
Austin (ABIA)Austin

Where in Virginia

Metro (Airport Code)

City

VirginiaRichmond (RIC)Richmond
Mechanicsville
Washington, DC (DCA)Fairfax
Fredericksburg
Alexandria
Woodstock
Newport News (PHF)Williamsburg
Newport
Roanoke (ROA)Radford
Staunton
Roanoke

You can talk to a counselor about what location best suits your needs. Contact us to learn more about our OTA skills labs.

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