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 are 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, so you know when and where your labs will occur when you start the program.

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

Skills Labs Locations

In 2020, skills labs will be offered in the following cities. You can talk to a counselor about what location best suits your needs.




Alexandria, VA
Fairfax, VA
Fredericksburg, VA
Richmond, VA
Clovis, CA
Duarte, CA
Escondido, CA
Fresno, CA
Fullerton, CA
Glendale, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Playa del Rey, CA
Poway, CA
Stockton, CA
Austin, TX
Benbrook, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Grapevine, TX
Houston, TX
Mansfield, TX
Richardson, TX
Rockwall, TX
San Antonio, TX

Contact us to learn more about our OTA skills labs.

Get Started Today

By requesting information, I consent to be contacted by St. Catherine University through my email, phone, and text using automated technology regarding enrollment.