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 Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts has 5 CAPTE accredited PTA schools. It is required to pass an accredited program in order to take the National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTAE) which is needed to apply for a state PTA license. Below are the 5 accredited PTA Schools in Massachusetts, click to learn more about its PTA program.

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Accredited PTA Schools in Massachusetts

Accredited PTA Programs in MassachusettsNext Visitation Date
Bay State College
Boston, MA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2018
Berkshire Community College
Pittsfield, MA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2016
Mount Wachusett Community College
Gardner, MA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2022
North Shore Community College
Danvers, MA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2018
Springfield Technical Community College
Springfield, MA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2017

How to Select PTA Schools in Massachusetts

There are a number of things to consider when choosing physical therapist assistant programs. Here’s a quick list of a few of the most crucial factors to bear in mind as you research for your physical therapist assistant program:

  • School size
  • Passing-rates of the National licensure test
  • Lecture room and lab buildings
  • Program expenses and opportunities for financial aid
  • PTA Program admission requirements

As you bring all these physical therapy assistant school factors into thought, it may be useful to talk with current college students in addition to recent graduates of the physical therapy assistant programs of curiosity. Also, talking to companies who have employed these students may provide you more insight to each schools 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