Physical Therapist Assistant Schools in Texas

As befits the second largest state in the Union, Texas is a great place in which to base your career as a physical therapist assistant. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it offers the largest number of employed PTA positions of any state (4,760 according to May 2011 estimates) and also offers the highest mean wage ($66,170 per annum, assuming year-round, full-time employment.)

If you want to train for this profession, there’s no shortage of accredited programs, either. In 2012, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education lists 20 institutions offering PTA training to associate degree level, which usually takes about two years to complete. Once trained, you’ll be eligible to apply for your license in order to begin professional practice.

So where can you find these programs – and are they only located in the major metropolitan areas, like Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio? Check out our infographic to find which schools offer PTA training in your neck of the woods:

Physical Therapist Assistant Schools in Texas

Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in South Carolina

There are five public physical therapy assistant schools in South Carolina, catering to population of just over 4 1/2 million. South Carolina employs around 1000 physical therapy assistants, according to a recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, who earn a mean hourly wage of $23.31. [Read more...]

Physical Therapy Assistant Colleges

Over 10,000 students were enrolled in physical therapy assistant colleges in 2010, studying on accredited programs as preparation for a career in physical therapy assisting. These two year courses lead to an Associate’s degree for successful graduates, at which point they’re eligible to sit the National Physical Therapy Exam to gain the necessary certification or licensure to go into professional practice. [Read more...]

Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in Oregon — Mt Hood Community College

The listing of physical therapy assistant schools in Oregon in the directory maintained by CAPTE currently has only one accredited PTA program, which is offered at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. Popularly known as MHCC, it has a 212 acre campus about 15 miles east of Portland and the school as a whole admits around 26,000 students each year. [Read more...]

Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in Idaho

How many physical therapy assistant schools in Idaho are there? In fact, there’s only one school in the state currently offering an accredited PTA program: the College of Technology at Idaho State University. ISU is situated in Pocatello, Idaho, a city which takes its name from the chief of a Native American tribe which gave right-of-way to the first railroad in the state to cross the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. [Read more...]

Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in PA

There are 13 physical therapy assistant schools in PA currently offering accredited programs, four of them on different campuses of Penn State University. Many of these schools are community colleges in fairly easy travelling distance from major cities, such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg, and close to major highways such as I-80 or I-79. [Read more...]

Choosing Physical Therapy Assistant Schools

Your choice of physical therapy assistant schools will be influenced by several different factors. There are so many PTA programs available these days that you’re quite likely to find one or more options available quite close to where you live, particularly if you’re in a metropolitan area. Program format, admissions requirements, size and type of school are all likely to influence where you decide to get your physical therapist assistant training. [Read more...]

Physical Therapy Assistant Schools Online

Physical therapy assistant schools online are meant to make life easier for students by allowing them to study in a virtual classroom environment, giving them the flexibility to organize their study schedule around other commitments, and avoid problems associated with having to live on campus or commute to class. But is an online study program an option for aspiring PTAs? And, if such courses do exist, are they a good route into the profession? We look at the pros and cons of studying online, and the choices that exist for physical therapy assisting. [Read more...]

Physical Therapy Assistant Schools In Ohio

Physical therapy assistant schools in Ohio are spread out across the state. They currently offer accredited PTA programs in 18 different locations, many of which are within easy reach of major metropolitan centers such as Cleveland, Toledo, Lima, and Dayton, but also others in smaller towns such as Marietta, Zanesville, and Portsmouth. [Read more...]

Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in California — Frequently Asked Questions

Physical therapy assistant schools in California are located in Southern California in the greater Los Angeles region and in San Diego, and in Northern California near San Francisco and in Sacramento. At the time of writing, there are six schools offering accredited programs. Prospective students are strongly recommended only to consider accredited programs, and only graduates from such courses are eligible to apply for professional licensure in most states in the US. [Read more...]

Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in Arizona

Physical therapy assistant schools in Arizona are located in five locations in the greater Phoenix area, in Tucson, and in Lake Havasu City. Two of these institutions are public colleges, and three are private, and one offers a “hybrid” program alongside its traditional full time day program, in which lectures can be studied online, the classes are held on weekends, and only the clinical practicums are the full-time day time commitment. [Read more...]

Physical Therapy Assistant Schools In Georgia

Physical therapy assistant schools in Georgia provide accredited training for aspiring PTAs in three separate locations in the state: the greater Atlanta area, Albany, and Savannah. The American Physical Therapy Association’s Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education publishes the official register of accredited entry-level programs, and lists four colleges in Georgia to whom that status has been granted. [Read more...]

Physical Therapy Assistant Schools In Florida

Physical therapy assistant schools in Florida offer training to students who want to work as physical therapist assistants in the form of two-year courses leading to an associate degree. After completing training, prospective entrants to the profession need to take the licensing examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy in order to be certified to practice in the state. [Read more...]

Physical Therapy Assistant Schools In Texas

Physical therapy assistant schools in Texas aim to teach students the essential knowledge and skills to be ready to take the examination for licensure are available from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and enjoy a successful career as physical therapy assistants. [Read more...]