Occupational Therapy Aide Training

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 unique healthcare needs. Madison School of Healthcare’s Occupational Therapy Aide Training Program can help prepare you to work in various healthcare settings, including occupational therapists’ offices, hospitals, and nursing care facilities. Our 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.

Once you complete our program, you’ll graduate having learned the skills required to assist occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants as they work with patients to improve their quality of life as they recover from injuries or illness. Our flexible, affordable program allows you to work at your own pace. Enroll anytime and graduate in as fast as 4 months.


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.


Program Details

Our online Occupational Therapy Aide program prepares students to support occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants in helping patients gain the skills necessary to live and work. Students will learn about medical terminology used in the healthcare setting, the history of the occupational therapy field, the occupational therapy aide’s role in patient care, and different equipment used in the occupational therapy setting. Students will complete an adaptive equipment assessment in an occupational therapy setting before finishing the program.

Your Occupational Therapy Aide Training Course Includes:

  • Occupational Therapy Aide Textbook, learning guides, and virtual field trips
  • Hip kit medical aid
  • Instructional and tutorial support from our experienced faculty
  • Membership in Madison’s online student community
  • Interactive student portal that can be accessed anytime and anywhere from your phone, tablet, or computer

It was a great experience for me. The instructors went over everything that you didn’t know with you - and they were always there when you needed them.

— Shirley Ann Griffin, Recent Graduate


Program tuition for Madison’s Occupational Therapy Aide program is affordable and flexible with convenient payment options. Everything you need to succeed is included in your tuition.

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Career Outlook

As the health needs of our growing elderly population increases, the demand for skilled occupational therapy aides is on the rise. The U.S. Department of Labor expects a growth rate of 31% through 2024 for occupational therapy aide jobs. Occupational therapy aide careers are rewarding and can lend a great deal of personal satisfaction. You may work with patients with a variety of ailments, from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. If you have a passion for helping others, our program gives you a strong start toward your goal of becoming an occupational therapy aide.

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts 2,700 new occupational therapy aide jobs through 2024.


Do I need previous experience or a degree prior to enrolling in Madison’s Occupational Therapy program?

No, you don’t need previous experience or a degree to enroll in Madison’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 Madison School of Healthcare 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 Occupational Therapy Aide program all online or do I get books?

The program textbook is shipped to the student. Learning guides are available online.

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.

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. 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.

Ready to Get Started?

Take the first step towards a rewarding career. Our Occupational Therapy Aide program can help you achieve your goals. Call 1-800-600-6253 or enroll online today.

Career Outlook Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides (January 13, 2016).