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Getting a CSCS

So I start PTA school next spring and I already have a bachelor's degree (not in any kind of health science) So I'm technically able to get a...


Updated 5 days ago

Mid Life Change - 2 Replies

Phillip, Thank you so much for this information! This will definitely point me in the right direction with choosing the right path for me.

Lynda Ross

Updated 6 days ago

PTA Laws & Regs Jurisprudence Exam for Florida - 477 Replies

Hi Jeremiah, I gave you the incorrect email. It is Can you try sending to me again. Thanks, Lynda


Updated 6 days ago

Physical Therapist Assistant- is it a waste of time or a good career? - 1094 Replies

[QUOTE who="Matt Dowell in Rancho Palos Verdes, California"]Hi, Tracy. I see that your comment was posted approximately four years ago. I currently...


Updated 8 days ago

It is time for change - 101 Replies

AMEN to the heavy lifting. I have been working now as a PTA for almost 10 years and also considering going into an OT bridge program so that I can...


Updated 12 days ago

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

Hi everyone, I'm a freshmen at the University of Arizona and my math skills are not were they need to be to be able to take my science courses so...


Updated 13 days ago

Insight from thoses in the PTA program - 277 Replies

[QUOTE who="PTAin2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida"]Good luck to you! Hope to see you in August. I am currently in the second semester at Broward...

Adam Avinger

Updated 14 days ago

Unjustifiably strict? - 1 Reply

Also noticed, PTAs aren't allowed to be owners or co-owner of PT Clinics or "Corporations".... seriously? As "progressive" as the state of California...


Updated 14 days ago

Advice about preparing for the board exam - 53 Replies

Scotty in Philadelphia- I would love if you could send me your info/study guide!! I purchased the scorebuilders book and would love to use both as a...

Trying to Help

Updated 20 days ago

Criminal background check - 2 Replies

Do 'dismissed misdemeanors' even show up on your background check? I'd find that out first. If they are there, it depends on the criteria for the...


Updated 21 days ago

BA in Exercise Science for PTA? - 32 Replies

Well getting into a pt program is very competitive. Having a bachelors, and a pta under your belt will help if you really want to become a pt. Though...


Updated 21 days ago

PTA Starting Salary in NJ/NY area? - 10 Replies

Hello do you mind if i email?


Updated 21 days ago

Is there anyone in NJ that is a PTA? - 4 Replies

Hello do you mind if i email you? thank you


Updated 21 days ago

Any PTAs IN NJ? - 1 Reply

hey do you mind if i email you? think you.


Updated 21 days ago

PTA salaries nationwide - 505 Replies

This thread is a real insightful headspinner. I'm graduating next year, and can go anywhere I want pretty much since I'm single. The only thing I...

T Bol

Updated 25 days ago

Concorde Career College PTA program (San Diego) - 29 Replies

Earlier this week I talked to a PT that works in the plaza where I work and he said he just hired a PTA from Mesa AND Concorde. So Im pretty Concorde...


Updated 25 days ago

Moving in the USA - 16 Replies

Hey guys I really hope someone can answer my question. I am currently in san antonio working on my basics, I have a student visa status, but I am...

Sm0938 Mastro

Updated 25 days ago

Does anyone know about TEAS exam you have take before entering PTA program. - 9 Replies

I take my TEAS test tomorrow at 10a so I can get into LPN schooling, only had two weeks to study but I have the official ATI teas version 5 study...


Updated 29 days ago

PTA exam for July - 3 Replies

Hi Ssel I am a foreign grad (fil). I am on the process of fulfilling the requirements for pta in Ca.Is it still the same for a Ca PR to be exempted...


Florida laws and rules for physical therapy

Jeremiah in Florida...Can you sent me your outline of your study guide for the Florida laws and rules for physical therapy

Sandy Kalnai

Florida laws and rules for physical therapy

Can you sent me your outline of your study guide for the Florida laws and rules for physical therapy



I'm looking for a serious study partner to pass the NPTE, PTA licensure in Akron, OH!


Updated 1 month ago

pta licensure exam review course - 1415 Replies

Hello everyone, looking for a serious study partner in Sacramento, California area. Please LMK if you are interested.


Updated 1 month ago

Having a Bachelors Degree as a PTA - 7 Replies

Hi I was just wondering what route did you choose. I'm currently in Ba psychology programs and looking to go into the PTA or PT program. t my


Updated 1 month ago

PTA School Difficulty - 32 Replies

[QUOTE who="Reed L in Mesa, Arizona"] I am a student PTA right now and I could not agree more with you. DO NOT GO INTO THE PTA PROGRAM BECAUSE YOU...


Updated 1 month ago

Coming out of High School seeking to be a PTA. ( Guidance/Thoughs Needed ) - 2 Replies

I am currently a student PTA at an ACREDITED 2 year technical college. I too was a senior in high school when I decided I wanted to go into this...


PTA jobs in PA

I am a licensed PTA in PA and MD. Why are there no jobs! The only jobs I can find are PRN with no benefits. I'm thinking of going back to...


Updated 1 month ago

Is There a True Demand for Physical Therapy Assistants? What are the Pros and Cons of this profession? - 69 Replies

[QUOTE who="Becky in Rio Linda, California"]I'm 36 and have been a PTA for 11 years now and sincerly hope to con't in this field for at least another...


Updated 1 month ago

Why so little opportunity for PTAs to pursue the DPT? - 85 Replies

I have been in practice as a PTA for 22 years the second graduating class in that state. I am very surprised at the comments that its two different...


Updated 1 month ago

How long does it take to complete the PTA course at a CC - 1 Reply

If you are starting from scratch, you most likely need at least 2 years of education in order to complete the pre-reqs. The standards...


Updated 1 month ago

PTA career advancement ? - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="PTABOy17 in Sterling Heights, Michigan"]hey bluelineman, I hear Texas PTA's make anywhere form 35 to 50 dollars a hour in a SNF ...any...


Medical Terminology - what do I need to know for Kinesiology/PTA program.

So I'm taking 4 pre-reqs in hopes of getting into a PTA program. A & P 1 and 2. Medical Terminology. And eventually Kinesiology. I'm digging...


Updated 2 months ago

How to get a PT Aide job - 6 Replies

In order to become a PT or have a better chance go to school and get a degree in kinesiology or have some type of knowledge of kinesiology. I have a...

Elaine Boyd

Updated 2 months ago

PTA and Personal Training - 15 Replies

[QUOTE who="bone1213 in Stafford, Virginia"]Has anyone worked as both a PTA and a Personal Trainer? Would it be possible or even a good...


Getting into School and Reflections on the career itself

As the name suggests im a pta hopeful trying to make it all happen. I know the subject is already up but why not get a fresher perspective and take...


Updated 2 months ago

PTA Program GPA requirements ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="Alex in Elizabeth, New Jersey"]hello, Im going to apply for the PTA Program at UCC. I did all of my prerequisites work but im having...


Updated 2 months ago

San Diego Mesa College PTA program! - 55 Replies

I was hoping to go to a community college for this program ...but I hear that the average waiting time to get in is 3 to 5 years my thank...

Le June

Updated 2 months ago

PTA glorified exercise instructor? - 40 Replies

Reading some of these comments from these so-called Athletic Trainers are rather depressing. Quite disgusting to see some individuals from this...


Updated 2 months ago

Kicked out of PTA school.. - 1 Reply

Hey I'm a guy looking to get into PTA school contacts and such would be nice and id love to pick your brain about getting into the...


Updated 2 months ago

In general are opportunities for PTA's growing or declining? - 1 Reply

..This is in response to a similar forum on the OTA board


PTA - Advice please for late career changer

Hello. Hopefully someone could help with making some decisions. I am career changer at 48. 18 years as a corporate executive in a small company. I...


Updated 2 months ago

Is it tedious to get licensed in another state after moving? - 12 Replies

I will be moving from TX to Lexington KY. And have been wondering what I need to do to transfer my PTA license to KY?


Updated 2 months ago

PT or PTA degree? - 2 Replies

Thank you so much! I found your post really helpful. I just started working as a PT aide and so far I like it but I am far from making a decision...


Updated 2 months ago

Home Health opportunities in NY state for PTA? - 2 Replies

There is no home health for PTAs in NY either. I just relocated from California where there are lots if agencies hiring PTAs. In fact I have over a...


Thoughts on Concorde's PTA program.

Anybody graduated, or currently attending Concorde's PTA program? Is it worth the time and money? I'm debating on going to the Memphis campus.


Updated 2 months ago

What is easier PTA or OTA school? - 1 Reply

It depends on your personality and style of learning. If you think you're more of a book-smart based psychology fan, OTA. If you're more of a hands...


Updated 2 months ago

Cerritos College Application Question - 1 Reply

Also, how does Cerritos College verify PT aide and volunteer experience?


Updated 3 months ago

Worried about my background check - 62 Replies

Michael in Indianapolis, Indiana 63 months ago (I know, LONG TIME AGO!) but please read on as the "village idiot" in Indianapolis managed to get me...


Updated 3 months ago

Working as a PTA in Oregon. - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="Mamba 24 in Encino, California"]Hello, I wanted some insight on anyone who lives in Oregon, that can tell me how it is working as a...


Updated 3 months ago

Questions for Physical Therapist Assistants, please help me decide if this career is right for me. - 312 Replies

Why are PTA salaries soo low with little room to grow?? It almost doesn't seem worth it..40,000-55,000?? Seriously? LPNs make the same-maybe a little...

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