South Dakota PTA Programs

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 South Dakota.

How to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in South Dakota

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

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

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 South Dakota

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University of South DakotaVermillionFall 2018Request Information

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Physical Therapy Assistant Certification Exam Requirements in South Dakota

Once you have graduated from an accredited school in South 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.

South Dakota 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).

South Dakota PTA License Requirements

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

The SD State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in South Dakota. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Address: 101 N. Main Avenue, Suite 301, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: (605) 367-7781

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 South Dakota

StateSouth Dakota
Hourly Wage$19.75
Bottom 10% of Earners$29,380
Top 10% of Earners$52,360
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According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data physical therapist assistants in South Dakota earn an average salary of $41,080. This represents an hourly wage of $19.75 and is 28.7% below the national average.

The top 10% of earners in the profession in South Dakota earned $52,360 whilst the bottom 10% earn $29,380.

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

PTA Salaries and Employment in South 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
Sioux City$47,140$22.6650
Sioux Falls$39,540$19.01110