Iowa is home to a number of choices for PTA schools, with 6 colleges offering a physical therapy assisting program.

Most are community colleges (tend to offer highly specific and high quantity) or career colleges (tend to offer more flexible scheduling especially for adult learners).

Des Moines, Mason City, Waterloo, and even smaller Ottumwa all have colleges offering PTA programs.

If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can help all types of people in the healing process, physical therapy assisting might be the career for you! Below are listings of all the schools we could find that offer physical therapy assisting (or related) programs. Simply browse the listings and click on one of the buttons to get more information about the specific program to see if it's right for you.

Salary Comparison for PTAs in Iowa

Below is a comparison from, US Department of Labor, comparing salaries at high, median, and lower salary levels of physical therapy assistants in Iowa to the rest of the country.

Source:, US Department of Labor