Thinking of becoming a PTA in Ohio?

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 Ohio.

How to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in Ohio

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

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

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 Ohio

CollegeMetro AreaAcredittionFind Out More
Cleveland State UniversityEuclid AvenueFall 2016Request Information
Mount St Joseph UniversityDelhi RoadSpring 2024Request Information
Ohio UniversityGrover Center AthensSpring 2019Request Information
The Ohio State UniversityTenth Avenue ColumbusSpring 2024Request Information
The University of FindlayNorth Main StreetSpring 2017Request Information
University of CincinnatiEden Avenue CincinnatiSpring 2022Request Information
University of DaytonCollege Park DaytonSpring 2019Request Information
University of ToledoBancroft Street ToledoFall 2023Request Information
Walsh UniversityNorth CantonSpring 2025Request Information
Youngstown State UniversityCushwa Hall YoungstownSpring 2024Request 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 Ohio

Once you have graduated from an accredited school in Ohio 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.

Ohio 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).

Ohio PTA License Requirements

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

The Ohio Occupational Therapy, PT & Athletic Trainers Board regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Ohio. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Address: 77 South High Street., 16th Fl., Columbus, OH 43215-6108
Email: board@otptat.ohio.gov
Phone: (614) 466-3774
Website: http://otptat.ohio.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.

Average Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in Ohio

StateOhio
Salary$58,330
Hourly Wage$28.04
Bottom 10% of Earners$43,630
Top 10% of Earners$77,400
# Employed5,900

According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data physical therapist assistants in Ohio earn an average salary of $58,330. This represents an hourly wage of $28.04 and is 1.2% above the national average.

The top 10% of earners in the profession in Ohio earned $77,400 whilst the bottom 10% earn $43,630.

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

PTA Salaries and Employment in Ohio by Metro Area

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

AreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed
Akron$58,680$28.21230
Canton-Massillon$56,160$27.00430
Cleveland-Elyria$62,230$29.921,060
Columbus$57,030$27.42650
Dayton$70,160$33.73420
Huntington-Ashland$56,870$27.34190
Lima$55,060$26.4750
Mansfield$57,320$27.5660
Springfield$57,420$27.6170
Toledo$56,820$27.32450
Weirton-Steubenville$54,780$26.3440
Wheeling$53,530$25.7430