Best Occupational Therapist Assistant colleges in the U.S. 2021

An associate degree is required to become an occupational therapy assistant, which is a degree program typically found through community and technical colleges. OTAs help patients through therapeutic activities, work with children who have development disabilities, teach patients how to use special equipment, develop treatment plans in collaboration with an occupational therapist, and record patients? progress. OTAs work under the supervision of occupational therapists and therefore must report to them. Most occupational therapist assistants work in occupational therapy or physical therapy offices, but an individual may also find employment in nursing care facilities; home health care services; elementary and secondary schools; and state, local, and private medical and surgical hospitals. Most states require occupational therapy assistants to be licensed.

Students should expect courses in human growth and development, anatomy, physiology, occupational therapy principles, humanities, sociology, medical conditions, developmental disabilities, and psychosocial dysfunction. Students learn different exercise techniques, disability types, rehabilitation routines, treatment plans, and proper record keeping. They also develop their analysis and communication skills, as well as assorted office skills.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupational therapy assistants have a job outlook of 41 percent, which is must larger than average, and the median annual wage in May 2010 was $51,010.

List of all Occupational Therapist Assistant colleges in the U.S.

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Rutgers University-New Brunswick Logo Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
4/5
22 : 1 50,173
Touro College Logo Touro College New York, NY
4/5
27 : 1 11,631
Howard University Logo Howard University Washington, DC
5/5
13 : 1 9,399
Loma Linda University Logo Loma Linda University Loma Linda, CA
5/5
12 : 1 4,462
University of Louisiana at Monroe Logo University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe, LA
3/5
27 : 1 8,673
Mercy College Logo Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
4/5
43 : 1 10,557
Radford University Logo Radford University Radford, VA
3/5
22 : 1 11,870
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Logo Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, OK
2/5
24 : 1 4,961
AdventHealth University Logo AdventHealth University Orlando, FL
3/5
19 : 1 1,688
St Catherine University Logo St Catherine University Saint Paul, MN
5/5
18 : 1 4,401
Idaho State University Logo Idaho State University Pocatello, ID
2/5
20 : 1 12,402
Albany State University Logo Albany State University Albany, GA
2/5
31 : 1 6,122
New England Institute of Technology Logo New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI
5/5
21 : 1 2,516
South University-Tampa Logo South University-Tampa Tampa, FL
4/5
35 : 1 850
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Logo Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord, NC
3/5
16 : 1 475
Newman University Logo Newman University Wichita, KS
5/5
36 : 1 3,205
South University, West Palm Beach Logo South University, West Palm Beach Royal Palm Beach, FL
4/5
33 : 1 623
Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Logo Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Fayette, MO
5/5
14 : 1 1,145
Siena Heights University Logo Siena Heights University Adrian, MI
5/5
26 : 1 2,337
Maria College of Albany Logo Maria College of Albany Albany, NY
4/5
26 : 1 796