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Physical Therapist Assistant Schools and Colleges

You must hold an associate’s degree in physical therapy to work as a physical therapist assistant in most states. There are currently 280 accredited associate's degree programs nationwide recognized by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Students in these programs are required to complete clinical and classroom requirements. They complete courses in psychology, physiology, anatomy, biology, math, and English. During clinical work, students learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other first aid medical procedures in healthcare facilities. It’s not uncommon for physical therapist assistants to complete additional education to obtain jobs in education, management, and healthcare administration.

Most physical therapist aides hold high school or general equivalency degrees. They typically obtain clinical training after being hired. Training can take weeks or months to complete.

Browse accredited schools, colleges, and universities offering physical therapy assisting programs.
  • Allan Hancock College
    800 South College Drive
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
    (805) 922-6966
    www.hancockcollege.edu

  • Arkansas State University
    P.O. Box 1210
    State University, AR 72467
    (870) 972-2100
    www.astate.edu

  • Baker College of Flint
    1050 West Bristol Road
    Flint, MI 48507
    (810) 766-4000
    www.baker.edu

  • Broward College
    111 East Las Olas Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
    (954) 201-7350
    www.broward.edu

  • California University of Pennsylvania
    250 University Avenue
    California, PA 15419
    (724) 938-4000
    www.cup.edu

  • Cerritos College
    11110 Alondra Boulevard
    Norwalk, CA 90650
    (562) 860-2451
    www.cerritos.edu

  • Darton College
    2400 Gillionville Road
    Albany, GA 31707
    (229) 317-6000
    www.darton.edu

  • Dixie State College
    225 South 700 East
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435) 652-7500
    www.dixie.edu

  • Edison State Community College
    1973 Edison Drive
    Piqua, OH 45356
    (937) 778-8600
    www.edisonohio.edu

  • Erie Business Center
    246 West Ninth Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    (814) 456-7504
    www.eriebc.edu

  • Fairmont State University
    1201 Locust Avenue
    Fairmont, WV 26554
    (304) 367-4000
    www.fairmontstate.edu

  • Fox College
    6640 South Cicero Avenue
    Bedford Park, IL 60638
    (708) 444-4500
    www.foxcollege.edu

  • Gateway Technical College
    3520 30th Avenue
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    (262) 564-2200
    www.gtc.edu

  • Gulf Coast Community College
    5230 West US Highway 98
    Panama City, FL 32401
    (850) 769-1551
    www.gulfcoast.edu

  • Harcum College
    750 Montgomery Avenue
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    (610) 525-4100
    www.harcum.edu

  • Howard College
    1001 Birdwell Lane
    Big Spring, TX 79720
    (432) 264-5000
    www.howardcollege.edu

  • Idaho State University
    921 South 8th Avenue
    Pocatello, ID 83209
    (208) 282-0211
    www.isu.edu

  • Iowa Central Community College
    One Triton Circle
    Fort Dodge, IA 50501
    (515) 576-7201
    www.iowacentral.edu

  • James A. Rhodes State College
    4240 Campus Drive
    Lima, OH 45804
    (419) 995-8000
    www.rhodesstate.edu

  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences
    PO Box 13186
    Roanoke, VA 24031
    (540) 985-8483
    www.jchs.edu

  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
    7250 State Avenue
    Kansas City, KS 66112
    (913) 334-1100
    www.kckcc.edu

  • Kent State University: Ashtabula
    3300 Lake Road West
    Ashtabula, OH 44004
    (440) 964-3322
    www.ashtabula.kent.edu

  • Lake Land College
    5001 Lake Land Boulevard
    Mattoon, IL 61938
    (217) 234-5253
    www.lakelandcollege.edu

  • Louisiana College
    1140 College Drive
    Pineville, LA 71360
    (318) 487-7011
    www.lacollege.edu

  • Macon State College
    100 College Station Drive
    Macon, GA 31206
    (478) 471-2700
    www.maconstate.edu

  • Morton College
    3801 South Central Avenue
    Cicero, IL 60804
    (708) 656-8000
    www.morton.edu

  • Nassau Community College
    One Education Drive
    Garden City, NY 11530
    (516) 572-7500
    www.ncc.edu

  • North Idaho College
    1000 West Garden Avenue
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
    (208) 769-3300
    www.nic.edu

  • Odessa College
    201 West University
    Odessa, TX 79764
    (432) 335-6400
    www.odessa.edu

  • Our Lady of the Lake College
    7434 Perkins Road
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
    (225) 768-1700
    www.ololcollege.edu

  • Penn State DuBois
    College Place
    DuBois, PA 15801
    (814) 375-4700
    www.ds.psu.edu

  • Provo College
    1450 West 820 North
    Provo, UT 84601
    (801) 375-1861
    www.provocollege.edu

  • River Valley Community College
    One College Drive
    Claremont, NH 03743
    (603) 542-7744
    www.rivervalley.edu

  • Roane State Community College
    276 Patton Lane
    Harriman, TN 37748
    (865) 354-3000
    www.roanestate.edu

  • San Diego Mesa College
    7250 Mesa College Drive
    San Diego, CA 92111
    (619) 388-2600
    www.sdmesa.edu

  • Shawnee State University
    940 Second Street
    Portsmouth, OH 45662
    (740) 354-3205
    www.shawnee.edu

  • Touro College
    27-33 West 23rd Street
    New York, NY 10010
    (212) 463-0400
    www.touro.edu

  • Tulsa Community College
    6111 East Skelly Drive
    Tulsa, OK 74135
    (918) 595-7000
    www.tulsacc.edu

  • Union County College
    1033 Springfield Avenue
    Cranford, NJ 07016
    (908) 709-7000
    www.ucc.edu

  • University of St. Francis
    2701 Spring Street
    Fort Wayne, IN 46808
    (260) 399-8000
    www.sf.edu

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