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 Mexico (NM)

New Mexico has a limited number of CAPTE accredited PTA schools. Completing one of them makes you eligible to take the National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTAE). Upon passing the NPTAE you can obtain a state PTA license. In the table below are the accredited PTA Schools in New Mexico, click them to learn more about the PTA program.

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Accredited PTA Schools in New Mexico

Accredited PTA Programs in New MexicoNext Visitation Date
Carrington College – Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2016
Pima Medical Institute – Albuquerque Campus
Albuquerque, NM
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2015
San Juan College
Farmington, NM
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2019

Deciding on PTA Schools in New Mexico

There are a few of things to consider when comparing PTA programs. Here’s a quick list of a couple of the most crucial considerations to take into account as you research for your PTA school:

  • School size
  • Pass-rate of the licensure test
  • Classroom and lab-room buildings
  • PTA School expenses and potential opportunities for financial aid
  • PTA Program admission requirements

As you bring all these PTA school factors into consideration, it may be useful to talk with current students as well as former students of the physical therapy assistant programs of interest. Also, interviewing companies whom have actually hired these students may give you more insight to each programs strengths and weaknesses.

More PTA Info for New Mexico:


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