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Accredited Colleges Offering Occupational Therapy Assistant Degrees

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Occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) are healthcare support personnel who work under the direction of occupational therapists and help patients suffering from impairments return to a normal life. Occupational therapy can be used to improve the lives of those experiencing physical, emotional, and mental impairments and disabilities. While the occupational therapist is in charge of determining an appropriate treatment plan for each patient, assistants help therapists execute this plan. They may watch as patients perform prescribed exercises or activities to ensure that they are doing them correctly; they also track patients' improvements and notify therapists about anything impeding their progress. Some perform administrative duties as well, like billing a patient's insurance company or scheduling future appointments.

Most occupational therapy assistants begin their career by completing an associate degree program approved by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. These degrees include an overview of medical science, anatomy, physiology, and treatment plans for different patient populations, as well as a 16-week clinical internship. Along with graduation from an accredited program, many states require OTAs to pass a licensure exam before they can become employed. The national exam offered by the National Board for Certifying Occupational Therapy is required by some states.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a very rapid 30 percent increase in OTA positions by 2018, and job prospects should be very good for assistants with the proper training and licenses. Occupational therapy will increase in demand in the coming years, as the elderly population of the United States grows and requires more rehabilitative services.

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Accredited Colleges Offering Occupational Therapy Assistant Degrees
Partner Colleges ? Annual Tuition ? Recommend Rate ?
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Missouri College Annual Tuition $16,391 Recommend Rate Add Review
11 Programs, 1 in Occupational Therapy Assistant (view all)
Campuses: Brentwood
  • Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
South University Annual Tuition $16,360 Recommend Rate 33% (6 reviews)
75 Programs, 2 in Occupational Therapy Assistant (view all)
Campuses: Montgomery
  • Associate of Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Keiser University Annual Tuition $16,936 Recommend Rate 43% (151 reviews)
106 Programs, 2 in Occupational Therapy Assistant (view all)
Campuses: Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Lakeland, ...
  • Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy - Bridge Program
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Adventist University of Health Sciences
Campuses: Orlando
Annual Tuition $11,830 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alabama State University
Campuses: Montgomery
Annual Tuition $15,656 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Allegany College of Maryland
Campuses: Everett, Somerset
Annual Tuition $7,440 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alpena Community College
Campuses: Alpena
Annual Tuition $5,790 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alvernia University
Campuses: Reading
Annual Tuition $29,060 Recommend Rate Add Review
Amarillo College
Campuses: Amarillo, Dumas, Hereford
Annual Tuition $4,362 Recommend Rate Add Review
American International College
Campuses: Springfield
Annual Tuition $30,040 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Anamarc College-El Paso
Campuses: El Paso
Annual Tuition $26,035 - $28,472 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Andrew College
Campuses: Cuthbert
Annual Tuition $13,560 Recommend Rate Add Review
Anoka Technical College
Campuses: Anoka
Annual Tuition $5,590 Recommend Rate Add Review
Arkansas Tech University
Campuses: Russellville
Annual Tuition $10,374 Recommend Rate 60% (5 reviews)
Ashworth College
Campuses: Online
Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 75% (189 reviews)
Ashworth College (Canada)
Campuses: Online
Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Atlanta Technical College
Campuses: Atlanta
Annual Tuition $4,584 Recommend Rate Add Review
Augusta Technical College
Campuses: Augusta, Grovetown, Thomson, Waynesboro
Annual Tuition $4,538 Recommend Rate Add Review
Austin Community College District
Campuses: Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock
Annual Tuition $9,870 Recommend Rate 79% (14 reviews)
Baker College Center for Graduate Studies
Campuses: Flint
Annual Tuition $10,800 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
Baker College of Allen Park
Campuses: Allen Park
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate 0% (3 reviews)
Baker College of Flint
Campuses: Flint
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate 13% (8 reviews)
Baker College of Muskegon
Campuses: Muskegon
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College Online
Campuses: Cadillac, Port Huron, Auburn Hills, Clinton Township, ...
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate 59% (76 reviews)
Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock
Campuses: Little Rock
Annual Tuition $7,804 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Barry University
Campuses: Miami Shores
Annual Tuition $28,160 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
Bates Technical College
Campuses: Tacoma
Annual Tuition $5,151 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Bay Path University
Campuses: Longmeadow, Sturbridge
Annual Tuition $29,959 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
Baylor University
Campuses: Waco
Annual Tuition $35,972 Recommend Rate 100% (13 reviews)
Belmont University
Campuses: Nashville
Annual Tuition $27,380 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Bossier Parish Community College
Campuses: Bossier City
Annual Tuition $6,841 Recommend Rate Add Review
Boston University
Campuses: Boston
Annual Tuition $44,880 Recommend Rate 94% (17 reviews)
Bristol Community College
Campuses: Fall River
Annual Tuition $9,122 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)

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