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 in Tennessee

PTA Licensing in TennesseeAll PTA licensing in Tennessee is regulated by the Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed PTA in Tennessee.

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PTA License Requirement
Required in Tennessee?
Complete Accredited PTA ProgramYes
Send Official Transcripts Directly from School to State PT BoardYes
Complete PTA License ApplicationYes
Mail passport style photo to State PT Board with applicationYes
Pay non-refundable application, license, and state regulatory fees?Yes, $90 + $25 + $10 = $125 total
Pass the National Physical Therapy Assistant Exam (NPTAE)Yes, $370
Provide a recommendation letter completed by a registered Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist AssistantYes

Tennessee PTA License Application

Download-PTA-Application-IconFor detailed information and instructions to become a PTA in Tennessee, see the board’s Application form. To download the form, right click the icon to the right and then click on “Save As” to save the PDF file.

Tennessee PTA Board Contact Info

Board of Physical Therapy
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243

For Federal Express or Special Courier:
Board of Physical Therapy
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37228

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Why Be a PTA in Tennessee?

Tennessee has 14 PTA Programs available which is a higher number compared to the number of PTA schools available in many states. PTA jobs and salaries are good as well ranging from $40,763 to $47,155 annually. Learn more about becoming a physical therapist assistant in Tennessee by clicking the links below.

More PTA Info for Tennessee:


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