Physical Therapy Assistant Guide

Welcome to the PTA Guide, a physical therapy assistant education & career resource. We have everything you need to become a licensed PTA in your state. A few of the helpful things that you'll find here are information resources by state such as tools and info on PTA Schools, PTA license requirements, PTA Jobs, PTA salary data for states & major cities.
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PTA Schools in Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas has 4 CAPTE accredited PTA schools. Successfully completing an accredited PTA program is necessary in order to take the National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTAE) and to obtain your state PTA license. Below are the 4 accredited PTA Schools in Arkansas, click them to learn more about each PTA program.

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Accredited PTA Schools in Arkansas

Accredited PTA Programs in ArkansasNext Visitation Date
Arkansas State University
State University, AR
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2021
Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus
Ozark, AR
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2014
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Bentonville, AR
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2018
South Arkansas Community College
El Dorado, AR
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2015

What to Consider in PTA Schools in Arkansas

There are a couple of of factors to consider when comparing physical therapy assistant schools. Here’s a short list of a couple of the most significant factors to remember as you research for your PTA school:

  • University size
  • Passing rate of the National licensure test
  • Lecture room and lab-room facilities
  • Program costs and opportunities for financial aid
  • School admission criteria

While you bring all these physical therapist assistant school factors into consideration, it can be beneficial to talk with present-day college students as well as former students of the physical therapy assistant programs of curiosity. Also, talking to employers who have hired these graduates may provide you more insight to each programs strengths and weaknesses.

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1) Click on any schools below to learn more about their programs
2) Under “Program of Interest” choose “Physical Therapist Assistant” or another degree of interest