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 New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey only has a few CAPTE accredited PTA schools. In order to be eligible for the National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTAE) you must complete an accredited PTA school. Once you pass the NPTAE you can get your state PTA license. Here are the accredited PTA Schools in New Jersey, click the names learn more about each PTA program.

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Accredited PTA Schools in New Jersey

Accredited PTA Programs in New JerseyNext Visitation Date
Essex County College
Newark, NJ
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2017
Mercer County Community College
Trenton, NJ
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2023
Union County College
Plainfield, NJ
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2019

Comparing PTA Schools in New Jersey

There are a few of considerations when choosing amongst physical therapy assistant programs. Here’s a list of some of the most significant considerations to take into account as you research for your physical therapist assistant program:

  • School size
  • Pass rate of the license exam
  • Course room and lab-room facilities
  • College expenses and potential opportunities for financial aid
  • School admission requirements

While you take these physical therapy assistant program things into consideration, it may be beneficial to talk with present-day college students and recent graduates of the physical therapy assistant programs of curiosity. Also, interviewing employers whom have hired these graduates can provide you more insight to each programs strengths & weaknesses.

More PTA Info for New Jersey:


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