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Program - Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) work with patients of all ages and help them learn skills to lead independent lives. OTAs work under the supervision of an occupational therapist (OT) to provide hands-on services to clients who are learning new ways to succeed in the occupation of life. This program starts each year in the fall.

The primary location for Occupational Therapy Assistant students will be the Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center in Hiawatha. Click here for more information.

For more information contact:
Laura Green, MOT, OTR/L
508 Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center

Accreditation: The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). OTA graduates can take the national OTA certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Successful completion of the exam leads to the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) designation. Most states, including Iowa, require a license to practice. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification exam or obtain state licensure.

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) can be contacted at:

4720 Montgomery Lane
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20824-3449

(301) 652-AOTA 

Students in this program may be eligible to have half their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant. Click here for more details.