Are there any fully online accredited OTA programs?
No, there are no accredited occupational therapist assistant programs you can complete 100% online.
However, Herzing University does offer an online component of the program. You may complete your required general education courses online. However, much of the core coursework must be completed on campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota and your fieldwork will be completed under the supervision of an experienced OTR or COTA at a chosen clinical site nearby.
There is no replacement for career-focused, practical experience with experienced instructors and occupational therapy practitioners who show you how to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to the real patient care experience. Our goal is to empower you to succeed in your new career, and the hands-on training is crucial to help you get there!