Associate of Applied Science: Occupational Therapy Assistant

Associate of Applied Science: Occupational Therapy Assistant

Consider preparing for a rewarding career as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In St. Kate's Occupational Therapy Assistant associate degree program — the first of its kind in the nation, from a university with a national reputation in OT education — you'll prepare to work with individuals to improve their physical, psychological and spiritual well-being.

  • COTA's are creative, compassionate problem solvers — you'll have unlimited potential to touch people's lives.
  • Work in diverse settings: hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and homes.
  • Career potential:  Median annual salary: $53,240* in 2012. By 2022, the number of OTA jobs in the U.S. is expected to increase by 41%*
  • Courses meet weekdays on St. Kate's Minneapolis campus. The program is also offered in a partially online format, with fieldwork and lab hours in the state of Virginia. Find out more about St. Kate's OTA Online–Virginia option.

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Technical Standards for OTA Students

Occupational Therapy Assistant refresher course information