Physical Therapy Assistant PTA Schools in Tennessee (TN)

Are you looking for the best Physical Therapist Assistant Schools (PTA) in Tennessee? At we have the most up to date information on the top accredited PTA schools in Tennessee as well as salary and employment data. 

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How to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in Tennessee

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

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

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Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in Tennessee

CollegeMetro AreaAcredittionFind Out More
Belmont UniversityNashvilleFall 2025Request Information
East Tennessee State UniversityJohnson CityFall 2022Request Information
Tennessee State UniversityNashvilleSpring 2019Request Information
The University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaChattanoogaSpring 2022Request Information
The University of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphisSpring 2023Request Information

There are currently 5 accredited PTA programs on offer in throughout Tennessee in colleges in Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga and Johnson City.

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Physical Therapy Assistant Certification Exam Requirements in Tennessee

Once you have graduated from an accredited school in Tennessee 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.

Tennessee 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).

Tennessee PTA License Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Tennessee law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State.The TN Board of Physical Therapy regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Tennessee. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-3807

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 Tennessee

Hourly Wage$28.02
Bottom 10% of Earners$41,070
Top 10% of Earners$78,000
# Employed2,820

According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data physical therapist assistants in Tennessee earn an average salary of $58,280. This represents an hourly wage of $28.02 and is 1.1% above the national average.

The top 10% of earners in the profession in Tennessee earned $78,000 whilst the bottom 10% earn $41,070.

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

PTA Salaries and Employment in Tennessee by Metro Area

The demand for and remuneration of physical therapist assistants has been steadily on the increase over the last decade.

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

AreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed
Johnson City$43,800$21.0680