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Once you have decided to pursue a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant the next step is to find the best school for you. Luckily there are many options depending on your preferences. The best place to start is to refine your preferred location.
Perhaps you wish to attend a PTA school near you or within your State. Or perhaps you wish to travel further afield and pursue your studies in another State. And of course you could select to enrol in an online PTA program instead.
PTA Schools Near Me
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PTA Schools by State
To learn more about becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant in your State including information on the top schools, salaries, licensing requirements and job opportunities simply select your State from the map or select your preferred State from the list below.
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Online PTA Programs
If you require more flexibility with your studies and the option to study on evenings or at the weekends then you could consider an online program. However it is worth advising that the majority of time spent studying to become a PTA is actually spent in clinical work practice and not in a classroom environment. So whilst you might be able to complete the academic element of your studies with some flexibility you will still need to present for workplace experience.
As such there are no 100% online courses available to become a PTA.
Most States require at least an associates degree from a CAPT accredited program to qualify as a Physical Therapist Assistant. As part of your studies you will learn general theory and physical therapy practices. You will also study basic medical sciences, general business courses and also obtain hands on work experience.
An associates degree will take approximately 2 years to complete. Additionally you will need to complete a national licensure exam as required by most States.