Physical Therapist Assistant Connecticut

If you are interested in a career as a physical therapist assistant (PTA) then there could be no better time to pursue your dreams. The demand for and remuneration of physical therapist assistants has been steadily on the increase over the last decade.

Learn how to become a PTA and get started today by reaching out to physical therapy assistant schools in Connecticut.

How to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in Connecticut

  1. Graduate from an Accredited PTA program
  2. Pass local Connecticut and/or National Certification Exams
  3. Obtain your license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Connecticut
  4. How much do Physical Therapist Assistants make in Connecticut?

Get Started Today

Listed below are some of the top PTA schools and related programs near you in Connecticut.

Get started today by reaching out to schools to receive information on course curriculum, admissions requirements, tuition etc.

Simply click on the green ‘Get Admissions Info’ button to receive more information. It’s free and it’s easy!

Top Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in Connecticut

CollegeMetro AreaAcredittionFind Out More
Quinnipiac UniversityQuinnipiacSpring 2022Request Information
Sacred Heart UniversityPark AvenueFall 2023Request Information
University of ConnecticutStorrsSpring 2021Request Information
University of HartfordHartfordSpring 2023Request Information

Click on the ‘Request Information’ link for each school and enter your details to receive information on their PTA programs and admissions data.

You can also browse the map below to view all schools offering physical therapy assistant programs in Connecticut and neighbouring areas.

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? You might be interested in exploring one of the following options;

Find Scholarships & Grants >>

Physical Therapy Assistant Certification Exam Requirements in Connecticut

Once you have graduated from an accredited school in Connecticut you will need to obtain a license to work as a physical therapist assistant there. To obtain your license it is a requirement that you have successfully passed additional certification exams.

Connecticut does not have any requirement to undertake any local state level jurisprudence exams. However all candidates seeking initial licensure in the state must complete the National Physical Therapy Examinations (NPTE).

The purpose of the state exam, where required, is to ensure that the candidate has a thorough understanding of the local laws and regulations under which they are allowed to work.

The purpose of the NPTE exams is to ensure a minimum standard or knowledge and competence after graduation and before entering into the workplace. The NPTE exams are developed and administered by the US Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).

Connecticut PTA License Requirements

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

The Office of Practitioner Licensing and Certification regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Connecticut. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Address: 410 Capitol Ave.,MS#12APP, Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Email: oplc.dph@po.state.ct.us
Phone: (860) 509-8377
Website: http://www.ct.gov

Update 2018: The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) has recently launched the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact for PT’s and PTA’s.

The purpose of the compact is to essentially create an interstate license which will allow a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant to practice outside of the state in which they obtained their license.

Average Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in Connecticut

StateConnecticut
Salary$61,470
Hourly Wage$29.55
Bottom 10% of Earners$35,720
Top 10% of Earners$79,730
# Employed680

According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data physical therapist assistants in Connecticut earn an average salary of $61,470. This represents an hourly wage of $29.55 and is 6.7% above the national average.

The top 10% of earners in the profession in Connecticut earned $79,730 whilst the bottom 10% earn $35,720.

There are approximately persons currently employed as PTA’s in Connecticut.

PTA Salaries and Employment in Connecticut by Metro Area

The table below breaks down salary and employment of physical therapist assistants by Metro area across the state.

AreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk$61,320$29.48110
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford$63,780$30.67330
New Haven$60,970$29.31120
Springfield$61,200$29.42290
Waterbury$60,530$29.1040
Worcester$55,510$26.69210