Occupational Therapy Assistant Guide

Welcome to the OTA Guide, the complete occupational therapy assistant resource. Here you will find all the info you need to complete your occupational therapy education and get licensed as an OTA in your state. Get started with our free state by state OTA resources on: OTA Schools, OTA Licensing,OTA salary data.
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OTA Schools in Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas offers 4 accredited OTA schools by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Upon completing an accredited OTA program you become eligible to sit for the Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant Exam (COTA) administered by NBCOT. This is required to obtain an OTA license to work in your state. Below are the 4 accredited OTA Schools in Arkansas, click them to learn more about each OTA program.

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Accredited OTA Schools in Arkansas

Accredited OTA Programs in ArkansasNext Visitation Date
Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus
Ozark, AR
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2014
Baptist Health College Little Rock/Pulaski Technical College
Bentonville, AR
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2018
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas (UA Cossatot)
El Dorado, AR
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2015
South Arkansas Community College
State University, AR
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2021

What to Consider in OTA Schools in Arkansas

There are a couple of of factors to consider when comparing Occupational therapy assistant schools. Here’s a short list of a couple of the most significant factors to remember as you research for your OTA school:

  • University size
  • Passing rate of the National licensure test
  • Lecture room and lab-room facilities
  • Program costs and opportunities for financial aid
  • School admission criteria

While you bring all these Occupational therapist assistant school factors into consideration, it can be beneficial to talk with present-day college students as well as former students of the Occupational therapy assistant programs of curiosity. Also, talking to employers who have hired these graduates may provide you more insight to each programs strengths and weaknesses.

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1) Click on any schools below to learn more about their programs
2) Under “Program of Interest” choose “Occupational Therapy Assistant” or another degree of interest