Physical Therapist Assistant Missouri

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 Missouri.

How to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in Missouri

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

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

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 Missouri

CollegeMetro AreaAcredittionFind Out More
Maryville University of Saint LouisSt LouisFall 2025Request Information
Missouri State UniversitySpringfieldSpring 2018Request Information
Rockhurst UniversityKansas CityFall 2025Request Information
Saint Louis UniversitySt LouisFall 2017Request Information
Southwest Baptist UniversityUniversity AvenueSpring 2023Request Information
University of MissouriLewis Hall ColumbiaFall 2021Request Information
Washington University in St LouisForest Park BlvdSpring 2018Request Information

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 Missouri

Once you have graduated from an accredited school in Missouri 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.

Missouri is one of 27 States in which it is a requirement to undertake both a State level exam as well as the National Physical Therapy Examination (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).

Missouri PTA License Requirements

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

The Advisory Commission for Professional PTs and PTAs regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Missouri. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Address: P.O. Box 4, Jefferson, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-0098

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 Missouri

Hourly Wage$25.64
Bottom 10% of Earners$35,990
Top 10% of Earners$71,340
# Employed2,200

According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data physical therapist assistants in Missouri earn an average salary of $53,330. This represents an hourly wage of $25.64 and is 7.4% below the national average.

The top 10% of earners in the profession in Missouri earned $71,340 whilst the bottom 10% earn $35,990.

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

PTA Salaries and Employment in Missouri by Metro Area

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

AreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed
Jefferson City$51,590$24.8040