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 New York.
How to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in New York
- Graduate from an Accredited PTA program
- Pass local New York and/or National Certification Exams
- Obtain your license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in New York
- How much do Physical Therapist Assistants make in New York?
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Listed below are some of the top PTA schools and related programs near you in New York.
Get started today by reaching out to schools to receive information on course curriculum, admissions requirements, tuition etc.
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Top Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in New York
|College||Metro Area||Acredittion||Find Out More|
|Clarkson University||Potsdam||Fall 2016||Request Information|
|College of Staten Island - The Graduate Center (CUNY)||Staten Island||Spring 2019||Request Information|
|Columbia University||Neurological Institute||Fall 2023||Request Information|
|D'Youville College||Porter Avenue||Spring 2025||Request Information|
|Daemen College||Schenck Hall||Spring 2017||Request Information|
|Dominican College of Blauvelt||Prusmack Center||Fall 2017||Request Information|
|Hunter College (CUNY)||Street New York||Spring 2016||Request Information|
|Ithaca College||Smiddy Hall Ithaca||Fall 2025||Request Information|
|Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus||One University Plaza||Spring 2018||Request Information|
|Mercy College||Dobbs Ferry||Fall 2020||Request Information|
|Nazareth College of Rochester||East Avenue||Fall 2016||Request Information|
|New York Institute of Technology||Old Westbury||Fall 2025||Request Information|
|New York Medical College||Valhalla||Spring 2017||Request Information|
|New York University||Second Avenue||Fall 2022||Request Information|
|State University of New York Downstate Medical Center||Clarkson Avenue||Fall 2022||Request Information|
|State University of New York Upstate Medical University||East Adams||Fall 2018||Request Information|
|Stony Brook University||Stony Brook||Fall 2021||Request Information|
|The Sage Colleges||First Street||Fall 2018||Request Information|
|Touro College||Union Boulevard||Spring 2020||Request Information|
|University at Buffalo, State University of New York||Kimball Tower||Spring 2017||Request Information|
|Utica College||Burrstone Road||Fall 2022||Request Information|
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Physical Therapy Assistant Certification Exam Requirements in New York
Once you have graduated from an accredited school in New York 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.
New York 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).
New York PTA License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by New York law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State.The Office of the Professions NYS Education Dept regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in New York. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Address: 89 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817
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.