How to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in Texas
If you are interested in becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) in Texas (TX) then there could be no better time to get started in your new career. The demand for PTA’s has been steadily on the increase over the last decade. If you wish to work as a PTA in Texas the news is even better given that Physical Therapy Assistants in Texas earn the highest average salary of all States at $70,450 per annum – over 22% above the national average.
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Listed below are some of the top PTA Schools and related programs near you in Texas.
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Accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Schools Texas
|Amarillo College||Amarillo||Spring 2026||Associate of Applied Science|
|Austin Community College||Austin||Spring 2018||Associate of Applied Science|
|Blinn College||Bryan||Spring 2024||Associate Degree of Applied Science|
|Brightwood College||Dallas||Spring 2018||Associate in Applied Science|
|Community College of the Air Force||Houston||Probationary||Associate of Applied Sciences|
|Concorde Career College||Dallas||Spring 2019||Associate of Applied Science|
|Concorde Career College||San Antonio||Fall 2019||Associate of Applied Science|
|Del Mar College||Corpus Christi||Fall 2025||Associate of Applied Science|
|El Paso Community College||El Paso||Fall 2026||Associate of Applied Science|
|Houston Community College System||Houston||Fall 2018||Associate in Applied Science|
|Kilgore College||Kilgore||Fall 2020||Associate of Applied Sciences|
|Laredo Community College||Laredo||Fall 2020||Associate of Applied Science|
|Lone Star College - Montgomery||Conroe||Fall 2023||Associate of Applied Science|
|McLennan Community College||Waco||Fall 2019||Associate of Applied Science|
|Navarro College||Midlothian||Fall 2021||Associate of Applied Science|
|Northeast Texas Community College||Mount Pleasant||Spring 2022||Associate of Applied Science|
|Odessa College||Odessa||Fall 2025||Associate in Applied Science|
|Pima Medical Institute||Houston||Fall 2018||Associate of Applied Sciences|
|San Jacinto College South||Houston||Fall 2022||Associate of Applied Science|
|South Plains College||Levelland||Fall 2025||Associate of Applied Science|
|South Texas College||McAllen||Spring 2025||Associate Degree of Applied Science|
|South University - Austin||Round Rock||Fall 2019||Associate of Applied Science|
|St Philip's College||San Antonio||Fall 2018||Associate in Applied Science|
|Tarrant County College||Fort Worth||Spring 2026||Associate of Applied Sciences|
|The Victoria College||Victoria||Fall 2026||Associate of Applied Science|
|Tyler Junior College||Tyler||Fall 2021||Associate in Applied Science|
|Weatherford College||Weatherford||Fall 2019||Associate of Applied Science|
|Western Technical College||El Paso||Fall 2023||Associate of Applied Science|
|Wharton County Junior College||Wharton||Spring 2026||Associate of Applied Science|
There are 29 fully accredited PTA programs in Texas – each offering an Associate Degree in Applied Science.
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National and State Certification Exams
Once you have graduated from an approved accredited PTA degree program you will then need to sit both state level and national certification exams before you can apply for your PTA license.
The state exam focuses on your assessing your understanding of local laws and regulations as they will apply to and govern your work practices, ethics and environment.
The National Physical Therapy Exams (NPTE) are developed and administered by the US Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) to ensure a minimum standard or knowledge and competence after graduation and before entering into the workplace.
Texas PTA License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited PTA program it is required by Texas law that you obtain a license to work as a physical therapist assistant in the state. The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Texas. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Address: 333 Guadalupe, Suite 2-510, Austin, TX 78701-3942
Phone: (512) 305-6900
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Texas ) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.
Area: 268,581 sq mi