Ohio OT and OTA Educational Programs

Bryant & Stratton College
Occupational Therapy Assisting Program
Solon Campus
33001 Solon Road
Solon OH 44139

Kathleen Bearfield, MSHA, COTA/L
Program Director

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
OT Assistant Program
Health Division
3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH  45223
Claudia Miller, Program Chair
[email protected]

Cleveland State University
OT Program
Department of Health Sciences HS 101
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 687-3567
Beth A. Ekelman, PhD, JD, OTR/L, Program Chair
[email protected]

Cuyahoga Community College
OT Assistant Community College Avenue
Cleveland, OH  44115
(216) 987-4498
Hector Merced, Program Chair
[email protected] 

EHOVE Adult Career Center/Lorain County Community College
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
316 West Mason Road
Milan, OH 44846
419-499-4663 ext 283
419-627-9665 ext 283
1-866-256-9707 ext 283
Teri LaGuardia, MOT, OTR/L, Program Director
[email protected]

Kent State University - East Liverpool
OT Assistant Program
400 E. Fourth St.
East Liverpool, OH  43920
330-382-7426 x77426
Harriett Bynum, MS, OTR/L

Kent State University - Ashtabula
OT Assistant Program 
3300 Lake Rd.
Ashtabula, Oh 44004
Julie Mirabell, MS, OTR/L
(440) 964-4316
[email protected]

Kettering College

Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program
68 Darst Road
Beavercreek, OH 45440
(937) 395-8601

Shanese L. Higgins, DHSc, MOT, OTR/L, BCMH, Program Director
[email protected]
Status: Accreditation

James A. Rhodes State College
OT Assistant Program 
4240 Campus Dr. 
Lima, OH 45804 
(419) 995-8338
Ann B. Best, Program Chair
Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, OH  44094

Barry Artis, MS, OTR/L
Program Director
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
The occupational therapy assistant program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Marion Technical College
OT Assistant Program
Joshua Line, MS, OTR/L, Director

169G Bryson Hall
1467 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Marion, OH  43302
740-389-4636 Ext. 4206
Email: [email protected]


Muskingum University
(Applicant OT - professional entry-level master's)

Master of Occupational Therapy Program
163 Stormont Street
New Concord, OH 43762-1118
(740) 826-8466
Mary M. Arnold OTA, OTR/L, FAOTA, Program Director
[email protected] 
Developing an OTA-MOT Bridge Program

North Central State College
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Health Sciences Division
2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, Ohio 44906
Ted Chapman, Director
[email protected]

The University of Toledo
College of Health and Human Services
Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program
2801 W. Bancroft Street, MS 119
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
(419) 530.6670 
S. Maggie Maloney, Ph.D., OTR/L, Program Director
[email protected]

The Ohio State University
Occupational Therapy Department
1583 Perry Street
Columbus, OH  43210
Amy Darragh, PhD, OTR/L, Director
[email protected] 

Owens Community College|
OT Assistant Program|
PO Box 10000

Toledo, OH  43699-1927
Barbara A. Seguine, MAED, COTA/L
[email protected]  

Shawnee State University 
OT and OT Assistant Programs 
940 Second Street 
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Kim Moore, MOT, OTR/L, Program Director
(740) 351-3770
[email protected]

Sinclair Community College
OT Assistant Program
444 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH  45402
Heidi McGohan, Director
[email protected] 

Stark State College of Technology
OT Assistant Program
6200 Frank Ave NW
Canton, OH  44720
(216) 966-5458 x4200
Kristine Deeken, Program Director
330-494-6170 ext. 4388
[email protected]

The University of Findlay 
Occupational Therapy Dept. 
1000 N. Main St. 
Findlay, OH 45840 
419-434-6977 (fax)
Mary Beth Dillon, OTD, MOT, OTR/L
Program Chair
[email protected]

Walsh University

Occupational Therapy Program
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, OH . 44720
Stephanie Bachman OTD, OTR/L, CHT, CLA  
Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
[email protected] 

Xavier University
Occupational Therapy Department
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH  45207-7341
(513) 745-3150
Carol Scheerer, EdD, OTR/L, Program Chair
[email protected]

Zane State College

OT Assistant Program 
1555 Newark Rd. 
Zanesville, OH 43701 
Rachel Milliner OTR/L, M.A.Ed.
Program Director/Instructor
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Zane State College
[email protected]