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 Virginia (VA)

Virginia has 6 CAPTE accredited PTA schools. In order to be eligible to apply for a PTA license in Virginia, you are required to successfully complete an accredited PTA program and also to complete the National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTAE). Below are the 6 accredited PTA Schools in Virginia, click on a PTA school name to learn more about the PTA program.

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Accredited PTA Schools in Virginia

Accredited PTA Programs in VirginiaNext Visitation Date
ECPI University
Newport News, VA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2022
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Roanoke, VA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2021
Northern Virginia Community College
Springfield, VA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2017
Riverside School of Health Careers
Newport News, VA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2018
Tidewater Community College
Virginia Beach, VA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2023
Wytheville Community College
Wytheville, VA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2021

PTA Schools in Virginia

There are a few of considerations when choosing PTA programs. Here’s a quick list of some of the most significant factors to bear in mind as you search for your PTA program:

  • Program size
  • Pass-rate of the NPTAE exam
  • Lecture room and labroom resources
  • School expenses and opportunities for financial aid
  • University admission criteria

While you bring all these physical therapist assistant program things into thought, it may be helpful to survey present-day students in addition to former students of the physical therapy assistant programs of curiosity. Also, interviewing companies who have hired these students 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