PTA Schools in New York

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

  1. Graduate from an Accredited PTA program
  2. Pass local New York and/or National Certification Exams
  3. Obtain your license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in New York
  4. 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

CollegeMetro AreaAcredittionFind Out More
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamFall 2016Request Information
College of Staten Island - The Graduate Center (CUNY)Staten IslandSpring 2019Request Information
Columbia UniversityNeurological InstituteFall 2023Request Information
D'Youville CollegePorter AvenueSpring 2025Request Information
Daemen CollegeSchenck HallSpring 2017Request Information
Dominican College of BlauveltPrusmack CenterFall 2017Request Information
Hunter College (CUNY)Street New YorkSpring 2016Request Information
Ithaca CollegeSmiddy Hall IthacaFall 2025Request Information
Long Island University - Brooklyn CampusOne University PlazaSpring 2018Request Information
Mercy CollegeDobbs FerryFall 2020Request Information
Nazareth College of RochesterEast AvenueFall 2016Request Information
New York Institute of TechnologyOld WestburyFall 2025Request Information
New York Medical CollegeValhallaSpring 2017Request Information
New York UniversitySecond AvenueFall 2022Request Information
State University of New York Downstate Medical CenterClarkson AvenueFall 2022Request Information
State University of New York Upstate Medical UniversityEast AdamsFall 2018Request Information
Stony Brook UniversityStony BrookFall 2021Request Information
The Sage CollegesFirst StreetFall 2018Request Information
Touro CollegeUnion BoulevardSpring 2020Request Information
University at Buffalo, State University of New YorkKimball TowerSpring 2017Request Information
Utica CollegeBurrstone RoadFall 2022Request 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
Email: PTBD@mail.nysed.gov
Phone: (518) 474-3817
Website:http://www.op.nysed.gov

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.