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 Iowa, IA

Iowa has 4 ACOTE accredited OTA programs. In order to obtain your Iowa OTA License, you will need to graduate from an accredited school and pass the COTA exam by the NBCOT. The table below links to more detail about each of Iowa’s OTA programs.

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Accredited OTA Schools in Iowa

Accredited OTA Programs in IowaNext Visitation Date
Brown Mackie College – Quad Cities
Bettendorf, IA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2016
Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo, IA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2017
Indian Hills Community College
Ottumwa, IA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2017
Kirkwood Community College
Hiawatha, IA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2024

Selecting OTA Schools in Iowa

Below is a short list of the most important factors to consider and compare when researching Iowa’s occupational therapy assistant programs:

  • # of students (Program size)
  • COTA Exam and classroom passing rates
  • Quality of facilities
  • Total financial aid offered and program expenses
  • OTA Program specific admissions criteria

Try reaching out to past alumni from the OTA programs of interest to survey them for insightful feedback. Local health clinics that hire graduates are also a great source to reach out to for their feedback of the schools and students they’ve worked with from the programs.

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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