Physical Therapy Assistant Guide

Welcome to the PTA Guide, a physical therapy assistant education & career resource. We have everything you need to become a licensed PTA in your state. A few of the helpful things that you'll find here are information resources by state such as tools and info on PTA Schools, PTA license requirements, PTA Jobs, PTA salary data for states & major cities.
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PTA Schools in Iowa (IA)

Iowa has 6 CAPTE accredited PTA schools. You can’t take your National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTAE), which is required in order to apply for a state PTA license, until you have completed a PTA program. Below is the 6 accredited PTA Schools in Iowa, click to learn more about its PTA program.

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Accredited PTA Schools in Iowa

Accredited PTA Programs in IowaNext Visitation Date
Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo, IA
Status: Probationary Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2017
Indian Hills Community College
Ottumwa, IA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2015
Kirkwood Community College
Hiawatha, IA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2020
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Des Moines, IA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2014
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City, IA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2022
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Sioux City, IA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2020

Comparing a PTA School in Iowa

There are a couple of of factors to consider when choosing amongst physical therapy assistant programs. Here is a quick list of a few of the most significant factors to remember as you search for your PTA program:

  • Campus size
  • Passing-rates of the license test
  • Class and lab buildings
  • PTA School expenses and opportunities for financial aid
  • Campus admittance requirements

As you bring all these PTA school factors into thought, it may be useful to survey present-day students as well as former students of the PTA schools of interest. Also, talking to businesses whom have actually employed these graduates may provide you more insight to each schools strengths & weaknesses.

More PTA Info for Iowa:


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