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 Pennsylvania (PA)

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Pennsylvania has 14 CAPTE accredited PTA schools. To obtain a Pennsylvania PTA license it is required that you complete an accredited PTA program and also that you pass the National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTAE). Below are the 14 accredited PTA Schools in Pennsylvania, click to learn more about its PTA program.

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Accredited PTA Schools in Pennsylvania

Accredited PTA Programs in Pennsylvania Next Visitation Date
Butler County Community College
Butler, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2020
California University of Pennsylvania
California, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2016
Central Penn College
Summerdale, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2020
Community College of Allegheny County – Boyce Campus
Monroeville, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2014
Harcum College
Bryn Mawr, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2015
Lackawanna College
Scranton, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2017
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Schnecksville, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2016
Mercyhurst University
North East, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2020
Mount Aloysius College
Cresson, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2021
The Pennsylvania State University Eberly
Lemont Furnace, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2017
The Pennsylvania State University Hazleton
Hazleton, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2016
The Pennsylvania State University Mont Alto
Mont Alto, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2021
The Pennsylvania State University Shenango
Sharon, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2021
University of Pittsburgh at Titusville
Titusville, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2021

How to Select PTA Schools in Pennsylvania

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

  • Program size
  • Pass rate of the National License test
  • Class and labroom buildings
  • PTA School expenses and potential opportunities for financial aid
  • School admittance criteria

While you bring all these physical therapy assistant school factors into consideration, it can be useful to survey current students and recent graduates of the physical therapy assistant schools of curiosity. Also, interviewing employers whom have hired these graduates can give 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