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
- Graduate from an Accredited PTA program
- Pass local Ohio and/or National Certification Exams
- Obtain your license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Ohio
- 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.
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Top Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in Ohio
|College||Metro Area||Acredittion||Find Out More|
|Cleveland State University||Euclid Avenue||Fall 2016||Request Information|
|Mount St Joseph University||Delhi Road||Spring 2024||Request Information|
|Ohio University||Grover Center Athens||Spring 2019||Request Information|
|The Ohio State University||Tenth Avenue Columbus||Spring 2024||Request Information|
|The University of Findlay||North Main Street||Spring 2017||Request Information|
|University of Cincinnati||Eden Avenue Cincinnati||Spring 2022||Request Information|
|University of Dayton||College Park Dayton||Spring 2019||Request Information|
|University of Toledo||Bancroft Street Toledo||Fall 2023||Request Information|
|Walsh University||North Canton||Spring 2025||Request Information|
|Youngstown State University||Cushwa Hall Youngstown||Spring 2024||Request Information|
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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.
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
Phone: (614) 466-3774
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.
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$43,630|
|Top 10% of Earners||$77,400|
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.
|Area||Salary||Hourly Wage||# Employed|