Occupational Therapy Aide

Occupational Therapy Aide Training for Your Employees

Prepare to meet the growing need for skilled occupational therapy aides while providing a career pathway that can help retain your dedicated employees. Through online occupational therapy aide training, you can give workers the skills needed to better serve your clients. In our online career training program, learners will cover topics like Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), adaptive equipment, and therapeutic treatment.

  • Prepares new and incumbent employees for entry-level work as skilled occupational therapy aides.
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your workers successfully progress through the training and excel on-the-job.
Self Paced
occupational therapist helping patient down stairs.

What Your Learners Will Study

  1. Typical professional responsibilities of occupational therapy aides, including assisting with activities of daily living, administrative duties, inventory control, and telephone etiquette.
  2. The importance of a safe health care environment, including potential hazards and fall prevention, and the aide’s role in maintaining a clean, safe workplace.
  3. The basics of medical terminology, including an overview of various body systems, how these body systems work together, and common disorders associated with each system.
  4. Different therapy treatments and the modalities used in those treatments.

Occupational Therapy Aide Training Curriculum

  • 5 courses
  • 13.4 CEUs
  • 10 exams

Penn Foster’s online Occupational Therapy Aide Training curriculum equips workers with the essential skills needed to be effective aides in your organization. Online courses include:

  • Medical and Body Systems Terminology
  • Activities of Daily Living and Adaptive Equipment
  • Therapy and Safety Skills

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How it works

Our Proven Training Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees

Online Delivery

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, any where  
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet  
  • 24/7 access to online resource library and knowledge base   

Engaging Content

  • Programs include simulations, videos, and virtual demos   
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts 
  • Real-time feedback enables efficient mastery of material 

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support 
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our faculty 
  • Access to peer-to-peer community of learners  

Real World Credentials

  • Training programs focus on today’s in-demand job skills  
  • Content developed by professional leaders in the field  
  • Courses align to industry certifications and accreditation 

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