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Updated 2 hours ago

July NPTE review - 16 Replies

Hi. I'm an unlicensed PT graduate from Philippines, permanent resident in US, and plans to take PT Assistant Licensing in CA. I haven't started...


Updated 10 hours ago

Future of PTA and Healthcare Reform - 342 Replies

it's a shame that the word rapist is in therapist don't be one of them


Updated 2 days ago

PTA exam - 7 Replies

please contact me if you are still doing this. [QUOTE who="hometutor31 in Seymour, Indiana"]If you are struggling with Anatomy,Physiology ,...

Bobbie Abbott

Updated 5 days ago

PTA versus OTA - 73 Replies

Unless there is a dual licensed program. You probably have to do one then the other one, or if a college has both you possibly could be in both but...


Updated 7 days ago

Advice about preparing for the board exam - 48 Replies

I was hoping to find someone to study with, anyone in and around Detroit wants to study for this upcoming PTA exam in October please let me know....


Updated 8 days ago

PTA salaries nationwide - 503 Replies

[QUOTE who="ptaforreal in Wyandotte, Michigan"]I'm a pta New grad in Detroit, mi just accepted a full time position for $24.50 at a snf. Hospital...

Lady texan

Updated 8 days ago

Salary for full time home health PTA (TX) - 179 Replies

[QUOTE who="bluelineman in McKinney, Texas"]Check your email.[/QUOTE] Could you send me info on your company & if you happen to know other HH...


Updated 8 days ago

PTA Laws & Regs Jurisprudence Exam for Florida - 461 Replies

Hi Jeremiah, Can you please send me a copy of the study guide for The Florida PT law exam, as well? Thank you!!! Very Much appreciated! Julie


PTA in Florida

Hi everyone! I'm currently living in NYC but thinking about relocating to Tampa or Sarasota area. Can you share any info about the work situation and...


Updated 10 days ago

Physical Therapist Assistant- is it a waste of time or a good career? - 1085 Replies

I took university level anatomy/physiology 1 & 11 Chem 1 &2 biology 1&2, Art, English 1301, psychology and basic history classes. I have around 60...


Updated 10 days ago

PTA Liscence Exam - 777 Replies

I can finally breath a sigh of relief after getting my results back, scale score 752. I actually did a lot better than I thought I did when I left...


Updated 11 days ago

Insight from thoses in the PTA program - 269 Replies

[QUOTE who="JuanDaBocker in Miami, Florida"]Hey everyone, I applied to Miami Dade PTA program last year and didnt get in. I have a 3.67 program gpa...


Updated 12 days ago

pta licensure exam review course - 1405 Replies

[QUOTE who="Hadi in Southfield, Michigan"]hi everyone, I was just trying to figure out if there is any study groups around metro Detroit area for...


Job market for PTAs in Florida

Hi everyone! I'm currently living in NYC but thinking about relocating to Tampa or Sarasota area. Can you share any info about the work situation and...

Mamba 24

Working as a PTA in Oregon.

Hello, I wanted some insight on anyone who lives in Oregon, that can tell me how it is working as a PTA, more specifically the job market,...


Updated 15 days ago

PTA program at LaGuardia Community College - 17 Replies

[QUOTE who="Norma in New York, New York"]Hi Mel, Thank u for your reply! And congratulations!!! I will try and do my best!![/QUOTE] Thank you! ...

manbesam martinez

Updated 17 days ago

Phyical therapist assistant with an exercise science degree - 1 Reply

Yes you'll still have to go through PTA school. I have an Exercise science degree from USF and as much as I loved everything I learned, unless you...


Scope of practice, other certifications, "freelance" work, and more!

All of the questions I'm about to ask are to help me figure out how "flexible" a PTA can be. The idea of a 9-5, 401k, same building type of job is...


Updated 18 days ago

PTA in SoCal - 1 Reply

I don't think you're crazy for wanting to leave for school since it is expensive! I am currently a PTA and was part of the first PTA class that...


What pay shoud I expect for full time benefitted PTA in Home Health in Riverside County, CA.?

Hello I've been a PTA for 4 year with experience in Acute care and minimal in home health but have interviewed with a company for full time,...


Updated 22 days ago

Cerritos college PTA acceptance? - 70 Replies

[QUOTE who="dazeyjo in Los Angeles, California"]Just got my letter today. I'm on the alternate list. Any idea what the hope or reality is for...


Updated 24 days ago

Worried about my background check - 61 Replies

[QUOTE who="James King in Mission, Texas"]i am 22 years old and have more than the minimum required observation hours to be accepted into the pta...

Jen, PTA

How to get equipment in budget strapped SNF?

As all my fellow SNF physical therapy peeps know, there have been a lot of cutbacks in the industry in the past few years. I recently transferred...


Updated 1 month ago

Concorde Career College PTA program (San Diego) - 15 Replies

Why would you waste your money on a "for profit school"? I still do not understand this. Corinthians is bankrupt, Everest is under investigation,...


Updated 1 month ago

Why so little opportunity for PTAs to pursue the DPT? - 82 Replies

Honestly, if PT was still a MS, then I would have gone for it. But I personally don't have the desire at this time in my life to pursue a DPT. I...


Updated 1 month ago

PTA vs PT... Physical Therapy, a long term career? - 111 Replies

[QUOTE who="121 in Eatontown, New Jersey"]Ha, Im in the same boat. I got my bachelor's in Exercise Science, it came with a free 70k student load...

Barry2 in Austin, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

A Question for Established PTAs - 3 Replies

Hello, Considering what you know about the current state of the physical therapy field, about the effect of the healthcare reform, about insurance...

LovinMe in Coos Bay, Oregon

Updated 2 months ago

Best cities for PTA's to relocate? (demand/salary, cost of living) - 1 Reply

So I'm a single guy with no ties and I'm going to be finishing up the PTA program at a community college, and while I'll probably stay in the area...

LovinMe in Coos Bay, Oregon

Updated 2 months ago

PTA Program in Portland, Oregon? - 2 Replies

I was wondering if anyone out there has graduated or is in the process of the PTA program in Oregon. I'm specifically interested in hearing from...

Barry2 in Austin, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

PTA vs Rad Tech - 6 Replies

I'm going crazy over trying to figure out which program I should go into. I have been accepted into both at my local college, but I need help... in San Diego, California

Updated 3 months ago

To be a PTA: how long will it take? which school to go to in CHicago? - 99 Replies

I'm thinking about going into PTA. I'm 43 years old. My questions are: I read some jobs posted on Monster, a PT has to graduate from an accredited...

arandemc in New Jersey


Hey guys I'm trying to apply to get into a PTA program and need to know the average GPA you got to get into the program and any other relevant...

Luis in California

Updated 3 months ago

San Diego Mesa College PTA program! - 53 Replies

Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone has applied to the PTA program for this year (2012). If so, have you heard anything from the school? I...

DCspta in Albany, Georgia

Updated 3 months ago

pta rant - 6 Replies

I worked full time right out of high school attended community college for years with no real direction thanks to my advisors telling me physical...

Hadi in Southfield, Michigan

Updated 3 months ago

HFCC PTA Program (Michigan) - 10 Replies

Hello-- My name is Misha and I've started a Facebook group for Henry Ford Community College students who are either currently in, starting this...

PTAgirl in Windsor, California

Updated 3 months ago

How exactly would one go about becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant? - 5 Replies

I am currently attending a community college and would like to know what one would have to do in order to become a PTA. Also what are the differences...

cherryfudge44 in Bronxville, New York

Transfer PTA license from New york to Gerogia

Hello All, I'm currently licensed with NY state as a PTA and is looking to move to Georgia. I know i have to take the jurisprudence exam. I hold a...

Running1987 in Naugatuck, Connecticut

Looking to go back to college for PTA

Hi, I currently have a bachelor's in business administration. I worked in the past as an EMT, Anesthesia Tech, Psych Tech, Sterile Processing Tech....

Mike Tala in Thornhill, Ontario

Updated 4 months ago

No Accreditation in Canada? - 206 Replies

I will be attending community college in Canada (Centennial College) in September 2009, and have an option of either studying Biotechnology...

Relentless in Marietta, Georgia

Updated 4 months ago

Struggling in PTA school - 9 Replies

I'm a second year pta student in pennsylvania. I've had to spread out the program by another year because it is so demanding. I'm worried about the...

Connor in Orrville, Ohio

Does having a bachelor's degree as a PTA benefit yourself?

Currently I am going to school for athletic training, but what i really want to do is PTA. However, I want to get my bachelor's degree because i do...

Gary in Pleasant Hill, California

Updated 4 months ago

Did everyone have to do observation hours to get accepted into PTA program? - 12 Replies

I don't see it listed as a requirement at the school near me. I want to work full time until I actually get accepted into the program to do my...

PTAintraining in Florida

Updated 4 months ago

Criminal record and PTA career - 2 Replies

I want to become a PTA but back in 2007 i pleaded guilty to OUI/DUI. Unfortunately it was not my first one because i had got one back in college....

Fort Myers PTA in Fort Myers, Florida


After not making the cut for the Broward PTA program for the second time in a row, I’m considering the idea of becoming an RN and then BSN. I really...

Rebecca in Knoxville, Tennessee

Updated 4 months ago

PTA for Mature students? - 102 Replies

Is PTA feasible for a more mature person - late 30s to early 40s? I am interested in the field but have been cautioned by some that the intensive...

JoeDeePTAcee in Garfield, Arkansas

Updated 4 months ago

Prerequisites & Financial Aid Questions? - 1 Reply

hi everyone. I finally decided to go back to school this year and get an A.S. degree in Physical Therapy Assistant at a community college. but first...

bigchevydude in Springfield, Illinois

Updated 4 months ago

PTA or Radiology Tech field more in demand? - 11 Replies

I am currently living in the Seattle area and am a student taking my preq so I can apply to either the PTA or Radiology Tech program at a college. I...

bigchevydude in Springfield, Illinois

Updated 4 months ago

First Day at Your First PTA Job - 7 Replies

Hi! I'm a PTA student in my first senior rotation. I have 5 weeks left at this clinical site, then another 5 weeks at a different site, graduation,...

Healthychick2 in Idaho

Updated 5 months ago

PTA's and immunizations - 4 Replies

I would love to be a PTA, but I do not want to be immunized. I have never been immunized because of my religion. Is there a lot of pressure to be...

Stephanie in Milton, Florida

Updated 5 months ago

Physical Therapy Assistant volunteer? - 1 Reply

Hi I recently started the process of trying to get into the Pta program.. I have my associates already so I have some of the classes fulfilled. My...

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