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 Florida (FL)

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Florida has 24 CAPTE accredited PTA schools. Completing an accredited PTA program is necessary in order to take your National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTAE) which is required to apply for a state PTA license. You can see the 24 accredited PTA Schools in Florida in our table below, click a school to learn more about its PTA program.

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Accredited PTA Schools in Florida

Accredited PTA Programs in Florida Next Visitation Date
Broward College
Coconut Creek, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2014
College of Central Florida
Ocala, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2018
Concorde Career Institute – Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2017
Daytona State College
Daytona Beach, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2014
Florida Gateway College
Lake City, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2017
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2014
Gulf Coast State College
Panama City, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2023
Herzing University
Winter Park, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2014
Hodges University
Naples, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2018
Indian River State College
Fort Pierce, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2022
Keiser University – Ft Lauderdale
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2015
Keiser University – Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2016
Keiser University – Lakeland
Lakeland, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2017
Keiser University – Sarasota
Sarasota, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2016
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2014
Pensacola State College
Pensacola, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2014
Polk State College
Winter Haven, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2021
Seminole State College of Florida
Altamonte Springs, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2018
South University – Tampa
Tampa, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2014
South University – West Palm Beach
Royal Palm Beach, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2021
St Petersburg College
St Petersburg, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2017
State College of Florida
Bradenton, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2014
Taylor College
Belleview, FL
Status: Probationary Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2018
The Praxis Institute
Miami, FL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2017

Selecting PTA Schools in Florida

There are a few of things to consider when choosing physical therapist assistant programs. Here is a quick list of a few of the most significant considerations to bear in mind as you research for your physical therapist assistant program:

  • PTA Program size
  • Passing-rates of the license test
  • Class and labroom buildings
  • College expenses and opportunities for financial aid
  • PTA Program admittance criteria

While you take these PTA program things into consideration, it can be helpful to survey current college students in addition to recent graduates of the physical therapist assistant programs of curiosity. Also, talking to companies who have hired these graduates can give you more insight to each school.

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