Physical Therapist Assistant Guide Indiana

If you are interested in a career as a physical therapist assistant (PTA) in Indiana 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 Indiana.

How to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in Indiana

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

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

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 Indiana

CollegeMetro AreaAcredittionFind Out More
Indiana UniversityIndianapolisFall 2016Request Information
University of EvansvilleEvansvilleSpring 2023Request Information
University of IndianapolisIndianapolisFall 2021Request Information

There are currently 3 fully accredited PTA programs in Indiana located at colleges in Indianapolis (2) and Evansville (1).

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

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Physical Therapy Assistant Certification Exam Requirements in Indiana

Once you have graduated from an accredited school in Indiana 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.

Indiana 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).

Indiana PTA License Requirements

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

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

Address: 402 West Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (31) 234-8800

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 Indiana

PTA Salary Indiana$55,800
Hourly Wage$26.83
Bottom 10% of Earners$37,000
Top 10% of Earners$75,350
# Employed2,840

According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data physical therapist assistants in Indiana earn an average salary of $55,800. This represents an hourly wage of $26.83 and is 3.2% below the national average.

The top 10% of earners in the profession in Indiana earned $75,350 whilst the bottom 10% earn $37,000.

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

PTA Salaries and Employment in Indiana by Metro Area

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

AreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed
Fort Wayne$52,260$25.13250
Lafayette-West Lafayette$51,260$24.6430
Louisville/Jefferson County$56,820$27.32640
Terre Haute$60,520$29.1070