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St. Catherine's Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

St. Kate's Online Occupational Therapy Assistant Program In Virginia

If you want to join a growing, gratifying profession, our online occupational therapy assistant program in Virginia makes it possible to become an OTA in as few as 16 months. The program also offers three start dates per year in January, May, and September at our multiple convenient sites around the state. It requires only four prerequisites for enrollment, meaning you can accelerate your education and enter the profession sooner.

This accredited associate degree program, which features 80% online and 20% onsite curriculum, reflects decades of experience teaching countless students about the OTA profession. We set the academic standards for this healthcare segment by launching the nation’s first OTA program in 1964.

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While based in Virginia, you don’t have to live there to enroll in the program. You must travel to the Richmond or Arlington areas to complete 12 skills labs. Concerning the program’s fieldwork requirements, we have opportunities available in Virginia and several other states.

Learn more about St. Catherine University’s online occupational therapy assistant program in Virginia.

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Online Courses and Labs in Virginia

Our occupational therapy assistant program in Virginia blends the convenience and flexibility of online learning with the hands-on experience you need.

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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.

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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.