Occupational Therapy Aide Training Program

The demand for occupational therapy aides is expected to increase as the need for medical services rises among children, young adults, and senior citizens with different healthcare needs. Ashworth College career school's Occupational Therapy Aide Training Program can help prepare you to work in various healthcare settings where you'll perform support activities to patients and may even manage clerical tasks. Graduate having learned how to assist occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants as they help patients learn the skills needed to improve their quality of life as they recover from injuries or illness. Enroll anytime and graduate in as fast as 4 months.

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Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program

Learning at Ashworth  

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Allied Health Careers  

Introduction to the basic operations of allied health careers and the legal and ethical issues students may encounter while working in the many different venues available for these fields.

Lesson Group 2: Medical and Body Systems Terminology

Medical Terminology  

Introduction to basic medical terminology and word formation; identification of the four major word parts of medical terms; building, defining, and analyzing medical terms.

Body Systems 1  

Discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, endocrine, and nervous systems; identification of associated terms, conditions, and abbreviations.

Body Systems 2  

Discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the urinary and reproductive systems, the specialties of gynecology, obstetrics, and neonatology, and the anatomy of the eyes and ears; identification of associated terms, conditions, and abbreviations.

Lesson Group 3: Occupational Therapy Fundamentals

What is Occupational Therapy?  

Discussion of what occupational therapy entails; investigation of occupational therapy process; identification of the types of therapeutic activities; past, present, and future of occupational therapy.

The Occupational Therapy Aide  

The qualities of an occupational therapy aide; occupational therapy aide job descriptions; characteristics, duties, and responsibilities of occupational therapy aides; the performance appraisal; job outlook; ethical principles; performance levels; client-related and non-client-related tasks.

The Rehabilitation Team  

Occupational therapy practitioner roles and responsibilities; the treatment team; the client as a team member; treatment settings; areas of practice; continuum of care; developmental tasks performed and services provided throughout the ages.

Lesson Group 4: Occupational Therapy Framework and Workplace Safety

Occupational Therapy Framework: Domain  

Activities of daily living; instrumental activities of daily living; areas of occupation; performance patterns; contexts and environments; client factors; performance skills and activity demands.

Occupational Therapy Framework: Process  

The occupational therapy evaluation process; different levels of assistance required by patients; types of occupational therapy intervention; types of therapeutic activities; role of the OT aide in the intervention process; conditions seen in the occupational therapy practice setting across the lifespan; physical agent modalities; consultation and education in the occupational therapy setting.

Safety in the Health Care Setting  

Emergency preparedness; patient-related safety concerns; proper hand-washing techniques; personal protective equipment; importance of communication before, during, and after an emergency.

Lesson Group 5: Workplace Behavior, Occupational Therapy Equipment, and Treatment Strategies


Introduction to professionalism; patient care; appearance; communication; time management; organization in the workplace.

Assistive-Technology Devices 

Assistive-technology devices defined; equipment and the patient; patient safety; durable medical equipment; assistive technology and adaptive equipment; mobility and transportation aids; seating and positioning aids; orthotics and prosthetics; education and learning aids; high-tech assistive and adaptive equipment; rehabilitative equipment; cleaning occupational therapy equipment.

Treatment Case Studies  

Case studies covering a variety of settings, populations, conditions, equipment, and treatments seen in the occupational therapy setting.

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Why Ashworth College career school for your Occupational Therapy Aide Training?

  • Ashworth College is among the most affordable occupational therapy schools online. It is also one the most flexible online occupational therapy programs allowing you to enroll year-round and study at your own pace.
  • Your OT Aide program features information regarding medical terminology, the history of the occupational therapy field, the duties of the rehabilitation team, and safety in the healthcare setting —crucial information that helps to ensure a solid foundation within the occupational therapy setting
  • Convenient online courses allow you to complete your studies at your own pace.
  • You can take all OT Aide training exams and submit all assessments online – exams are auto-graded for instant feedback.
  • Your occupation therapy aide programs include virtual field trips using Internet resources to reinforce advanced concepts, provide multimedia presentations, and to help develop your skills for research and professional growth.

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

Our Occupational Therapy Aide Training Course

Ashworth College's Occupational Therapy Aide training school teaches you about the roles and responsibilities of an occupational therapy aide, activities of daily living (ADL), adaptive equipment, and professionalism in the workplace.

Employers are looking for occupational therapy aides who can do the following:

  • Trustworthy and can handle confidential patient information
  • Professional and organized
  • Effective communicators, especially when interacting with patients, occupational therapy team members, and other healthcare professionals
  • Kind, patient, and friendly

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– Samantha Currier, Student

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– Debbie Hayden, Student

"I love Ashworth College because I don't have to take student loans to pay my school fees. It is affordable and you can study at your own time."
– Michell Oberly, Student

Your Occupational Therapy Aide Training Course Includes:

  • OT Aide Textbook, learning guides, and virtual field trips are all included
  • Hip kit medical aid
  • Instructional and tutorial support from our experienced faculty
  • Membership in Ashworth College's online student community
  • Interactive student portal that can be accessed anytime and anywhere from your phone, tablet, or computer
  • Job resources and personalized career guidance from our dedicated Career Services team

Do I need previous experience or a degree prior to enrolling in Ashworth College's Occupational Therapy program?

No, you don't need previous experience or a degree to enroll in Ashworth College's Occupational Therapy Aide training program. This course was created by industry experts with first-hand knowledge of the occupational therapy setting and the roles of the occupational therapy aide. These courses will give you the information needed to better prepare for an opportunity in the occupational therapy setting.

What features should I look for in the Ashworth College OT Aide online program compared to other occupational therapy schools' programs?

It's important that the program you choose includes the latest information on occupational therapy fundamentals. Look for a program that has only the lesson content you need to know; a program that's focused on the occupational therapy aide skills you need to start your career. Your program should include lessons on medical terminology, roles and duties of the occupational therapy aide, occupational therapy equipment, and workplace safety and behavior.

Is this OT program all online or do I get books?

The program textbook is shipped to the student. Learning guides are available online and as printed booklets.

Are there any in-class or mentorship requirements?

Students in this program are not required to attend any classes in a physical setting, all of the learning events are completed online. There is also no formal mentorship or externship required, however students will complete a project that requires several hours of observation at a rehabilitation facility. Students must locate their own site to complete this assignment.

Our Occupational Therapy Aide program will help prepare you for a meaningful career. Call 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.