Occupational Therapy Assistant Online Program Coursework
Our online Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program takes a blended learning approach, with 80% online and 20% on-site curriculum. The online courses offered in this program carry the same expectations as a traditional, classroom-based program—the main difference is the delivery of the coursework.
In other words, the St. Kate’s online OTA program doesn’t compromise quality for convenience. As an online student, you’ll still be getting a well-rounded education that prepares you to be a confident and capable OTA.
St. Kate’s is a leader in quality online instruction, and while online learning is a different experience than a traditional ground program, you can still count on expert faculty, hands-on labs and fieldwork experiences and a challenging curriculum.
Delivered through a dynamic e-Learning platform, our online courses let you complete the required mix of OTA and LAS classes when and where it is most convenient for you and engage with the coursework materials at your own pace, as long as you meet the deadlines set forth by your instructors.
Our Canvas online learning platform is ready to teach you something new, whether it’s 8 a.m. or 8 p.m.
We developed the platform following a “standard blueprint” to provide a seamless education experience. As you move through the program’s different online classes, the way in which you access, view, and complete the learning modules We developed the platform with the student experience in mind. Rather than housing our curriculum in an unfamiliar layout, we’ve designed the online courses to look similar throughout the platform. This means you can focus on learning to become an OTA — not learning a new course structure every time you take a new class.
I was very familiar with the whole platform and making discussion posts or submitting assignments and materials online — there was no difficulty with that. Everything was seamless as soon as I saw the platform.
—Serif Karat, Class of August 2021
Through the platform, you’re able to:
- Read materials and watch/listen to lectures.
- Complete assignments and quizzes.
- Participate in a student discussion forum.
- Interact with instructors during chat sessions.
Find out what technology and computer specifications are required for completing the online coursework.
Our online platform (Canvas) accommodates different learning styles so that it becomes easier to understand and retain the coursework material. The platform uses various multimedia features to support your learning style. Features within Canvas include:
- Images and graphics that complement text.
- Video/audio activities that can be replayed.
- Interactive simulated activities.
- Forums for student interaction.
As a university that has paved the way in OTA education, our faculty and instructors take great pride in educating the next generation of occupational therapy assistants. These OT experts are dedicated to student success, taking a highly personalized approach when sharing the latest knowledge and skills used in the profession.
- Online courses have a small student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.
- Students can schedule private appointments with faculty for additional support.