Physical Therapy Assistant

Find an accredited physical therapy assistant program at a local medical trade school or online technical college. Use the search application to search for PT assistant and technician certificate training schools near you.

“How to Become a Physical Therapy Assistant: Unlike becoming a physical therapy aide, there is no on-the-job training for PTAs. You must go through an accredited associate degree program.

  • Get your high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Attend a physical therapy program that’s accredited with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. There are over 350 programs across the country.
  • Physical therapy assistant programs last two years.
  • There will be a brief amount of on-the-job training for your clinical experience.
  • Every state will require you to have a license or certification.
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Schools with PT Assistant Courses

All listed colleges are accredited and offer financial aid assistance to those who qualify.

Salary info: “The median annual wage for physical therapist aides was $25,730 in May 2017… The lowest 10 percent earned less than $19,620, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $38,490.”