Physical Therapist Assistant North Dakota

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 North Dakota.

How to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in North Dakota

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

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

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 North Dakota

CollegeMetro AreaAcredittionFind Out More
University of JamestownSouth FargoFall 2020Request Information
University of MaryEast Rosser AvenueFall 2022Request Information
University of North DakotaColumbia RoadSpring 2017Request 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 North Dakota

Once you have graduated from an accredited school in North Dakota 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.

North Dakota 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).

North Dakota PTA License Requirements

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

See more information on becoming a Physical Therapy Assistant.

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

Address: Box 69, Grafton, ND 58237
Phone: (701) 352-0125

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 North Dakota

StateNorth Dakota
Hourly Wage$22.61
Bottom 10% of Earners$34,100
Top 10% of Earners$61,000
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According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data physical therapist assistants in North Dakota earn an average salary of $47,020. This represents an hourly wage of $22.61 and is 18.4% below the national average.

The top 10% of earners in the profession in North Dakota earned $61,000 whilst the bottom 10% earn $34,100.

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

PTA Salaries and Employment in North Dakota by Metro Area

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

AreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed