Physical Therapy Assistant Programs in California

If a career as a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) strongly appeals to you then there could be no better time to pursue your dreams. The demand for and remuneration of Physical Therapy Assistants has been steadily on the increase over the last decade. Employment of Physical Therapy Assistants is projected to grow by a massive 30% over the coming years with a projected additional 25,000 jobs being created between 2016 and 2024.

Jump to: Physical Therapist Assistant Salary California

Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in California

In order to become a PTA in California you must have graduated from an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Listed below are some of the top accredited PTA Schools in California.

Click on each school and enter your details to receive information on their PTA programs and admissions data.

SchoolAreaStatusNext Visitation
California State UniversityFresnoAccreditationFall 2025
California State UniversityLong BeachAccreditationSpring 2022
California State UniversityNorthrridgeAccreditationSpring 2025
California State UniversitySacramentoAccreditationSpring 2025
Loma Linda UniversityLoma LindaAccreditationFall 2021
University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoAccreditationSpring 2021
University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesAccreditationSpring 2018
Western University of Health SciencesPomonaAccreditationFall 2018

Top PTA Schools Near You

Listed below are some of the top schools in your area offering Physical Therapy Assistant programs or closely related courses. Simply click on the green ‘Get Admissions Info’ button to receive more information.

Please note: If you wish to view schools in another area, or if you do not see any results below, please use the search widget in the sidebar.

Selecting a Physical Therapy Assistant Program in California

Important points to consider when selecting a PTA School include;

  • Is the School Accredited?
  • How long does the program last?
  • Class structure – how much of the course will be classroom based, lab based and field based and how does this fit with your expectations?
  • Does the School have good lab facilities and other resources to support your studies?
  • What percentage of graduates are successful in securing their PTA license in California?
  • Does the School offer any financial assistance?

California PTA License Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by California law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State.

The Physical Therapy Board of California regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in California. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Address: 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1350, Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: (916) 561-8200



California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.5 million residents, California is the most populous state in the United States and the third most extensive by area.
Area: 163,696 sq mi
Population: 39,536,653
Weather: -273.15°C, Wind at 0 km/h, % Humidity