Physical Therapy Assistant Schools Kentucky

Top Kentucky Schools for PTA Training

In order to become a PTA in Kentucky you must have graduated from an accredited PTA School. An accredited PTA School has been approved by CAPTE for both the quality of the course and the quality of the examinations and graduates produced.

Listed below are some of the top PTA Schools and related programs near you.

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School Area Status Next Visitation
Bellarmine University Louisville Accreditation Spring 2024
University of Kentucky Lexington Accreditation Fall 2023
Western Kentucky University Bowling Green Accreditation Fall 2020

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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.

Selecting a Physical Therapy Assistant Program

Take the first step and request information from Schools in your preferred area. Simply enter your preferences and contact information in the search box to the right or select from the Schools presented above to receive program and admissions information. It’s fast and easy!

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?
  • Does the School offer any financial assistance?

Kentucky PTA License Requirements

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

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

Address: 312 Whittington Parkway Suite 102, Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: (502) 429-7140

Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in Kentucky

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The average PTA salary in Kentucky is $53,770. This represents an hourly wage of $25.85. PTA’s in Kentucky earn nearly 35% less than the national average. Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants in the USA.

In 2015 there where 1,540 persons employed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in Kentucky.

The table below illustrates key employment and salary data for PTA’s in the main metro and city areas in the State;

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Bowling Green, KY60$58,210.00
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY50$58,140.00
Lexington-Fayette, KY240$51,410.00
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN540$57,380.00
Owensboro, KY80$48,930.00
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area140$54,110.00
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area130$52,060.00
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area90$51,760.00
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area70$46,870.00

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Take the first steps towards your new career and reach out to Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in your preferred area today. Simply enter your details in the box below to receive information on the best PTA Schools in your area. It’s fast and it’s free!

Related Healthcare Careers

Physical Therapy Assistants fair very well by comparison to similar careers such as Occupational Therapy Assistants, Massage Therapists and Home Health Aides in terms of average salary, from entry level to well experienced – achieving one of the highest average salary levels.

Additionally in terms of employment figures and growth it has been flagged as one of the top 5 fastest growing careers in healthcare by the Bureau For Labor Statistics (BLS).

The table below illustrates key data for similar healthcare careers in Kentucky;

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Physical Therapist Assistants1540$53,770.00
Home Health Aides2960$23,620.00
Nursing Assistants23100$24,480.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants510$57,940.00
Massage Therapists580$39,270.00
Medical Assistants8140$28,910.00



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