Wisconsin Physical Therapy Assistant 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 Wisconsin.

How to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in Wisconsin

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

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

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 Wisconsin

CollegeMetro AreaAcredittionFind Out More
Carroll UniversityWaukeshaSpring 2023Request Information
Concordia University WisconsinMequonFall 2021Request Information
Marquette UniversityMilwaukeeSpring 2016Request Information
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosseLaCrosseSpring 2018Request Information
University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonFall 2020Request Information
University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukeeFall 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 Wisconsin

Once you have graduated from an accredited school in Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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).

Wisconsin PTA License Requirements

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

The WI Department of Safety & Professional Services regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Wisconsin. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Address: Physical Therapy Examining Board, PO Box 8935, Madison, WI 53708-8935
Email: dspscredphysicaltherapy@wi.gov
Phone: (608) 266-2112
Website: http://dsps.wi.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 Wisconsin

StateWisconsin
Salary$51,730
Hourly Wage$24.87
Bottom 10% of Earners$34,880
Top 10% of Earners$64,660
# Employed1,640

According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data physical therapist assistants in Wisconsin earn an average salary of $51,730. This represents an hourly wage of $24.87 and is 10.2% below the national average.

The top 10% of earners in the profession in Wisconsin earned $64,660 whilst the bottom 10% earn $34,880.

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

PTA Salaries and Employment in Wisconsin by Metro Area

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

AreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed
Appleton$55,580$26.7270
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin$59,470$28.593,150
Duluth$48,460$23.3090
Eau Claire$47,150$22.67110
Fond du Lac$55,780$26.8240
Green Bay$53,790$25.86100
Janesville-Beloit$52,640$25.3140
Lake County-Kenosha County$57,360$27.58160
Madison$47,020$22.61130
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis$54,420$26.17430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington$55,130$26.51840
Oshkosh-Neenah$54,330$26.1240
Racine$42,460$20.4160