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Updated 9 hours ago

Why so little opportunity for PTAs to pursue the DPT? - 86 Replies

[QUOTE who="Sarahdance in Los Angeles, California"]Gregg, By all means go to DPT school. It is worth an extra 2 years of school. DPTs in Calif...


Updated 1 day ago

Advice about preparing for the board exam - 62 Replies

[QUOTE who="Atifk in Chicago, Illinois"]Hi can you plz send me your study guide as well thanks![/QUOTE] Iam new to this forum,...


Updated 2 days ago

Intrested in doing the pta program at a school like kaplan or concorde will that be good enough? - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="Pressy in Woodbridge, Virginia"]No You won't be able to take the exam.[/QUOTE] Could you explain why someone wouldn't be able to...


Refresh and return to PTA field

Hello everyone! I'm looking for so E advice from active PTA's and PT's. I need to go back to PTA job field but have been out of work field for a...

Paulina Piotrowska in Mount Prospect, Illinois


Hello everyone! I am a new grad and am currently doing PRN home health work. I am possibly looking to get into a full time home health position but...

STUDENTPTA in Grass Valley, California

Updated 7 days ago

PTA exam for July - 4 Replies

Anyone here from Sacramento area who's going to take the July exam?

STUDENTPTA in Grass Valley, California

Updated 7 days ago

pta licensure exam review course - 1417 Replies

I have failed the Texas licensure exam twice and am having a difficult time finding tutoring, review courses that don't cost an arm and a leg, or...

NMD in Astoria, New York

Updated 7 days ago

PTA School Difficulty - 39 Replies

I want to know exactly how challenging is PTA school? I work full time on third shift so my days are open to attend classes, but are the classes so...

Phillip_PT in Cedar Park, Texas

Updated 8 days ago

questions about physical therapy assistant school - 1 Reply

hi I am looking at Pima for pta school but have some questions 1. any advice about Pima or the career of a pta? 2. advice about school...

Roman in Kearny, New Jersey

Updated 8 days ago

Getting a CSCS - 3 Replies

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...

Roshto6 in Sarasota, Florida

Updated 9 days ago

PTA Laws & Regs Jurisprudence Exam for Florida - 485 Replies

Hi guys, Just moved to Florida after graduating from PTA school in VA. My jurisprudence exam is coming up and I was wondering exactly how difficult...

njm08 in Kathleen, Georgia

Updated 9 days ago

Military PTA - 15 Replies

Is there anyone out there who is a PTA in the military? I'm currently a traveler PTA, but I figure being in the military would offer a much better...

Crystalclairvoyant16 in Miami, Florida

Updated 14 days ago

Florida laws and rules for physical therapy - 1 Reply

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

Rpthopefully in Katy, Texas

hospital rates for PTA

I am interested to know the hospital pay rates for PTA's in Texas...I am in Houston. Thanks in advance.

Rpthopefully in Katy, Texas

Updated 27 days ago

RN vs PTA - 1 Reply

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...

giselle in Miami, Florida

Updated 27 days ago

Saturation of PTA field/Job cuts due to Affordable Care Act - 11 Replies

I am currently a PTA student and will graduate next May. I have seen a lot of gloomy talk about saturation in the field and drastic cuts of PTA's due...

Shannon in Lake Worth, Florida

Updated 1 month ago

Physical Therapist Assistant- is it a waste of time or a good career? - 1093 Replies

I am looking into a 2 year community college program, please help.

Ryan in Wichita, Kansas

Updated 1 month ago

Question regarding PTA or DPT/OT education first - 2 Replies

I just graduated with a degree in exercise science(gpa of 3.6) and have since applied to a couple OT/PT programs. I have been wondering if I should...

anonymous91 in Downers Grove, Illinois

Updated 1 month ago

How to get a PT Aide job - 7 Replies

I know you don't need prior experience to get a job as a PT aide, however I haven't had any luck with the ones I've applied to thus far. This may be...

Ryaneda in Medford, Oregon

Updated 1 month ago

PTA vs PT... Physical Therapy, a long term career? - 113 Replies

I'm looking to get some comments from currently practicing PTs and PTAs. As you probably know it takes for the most part 7 years to become a PT now...

enb95 in SHREVEPORT, Louisiana

What job can i get with an Health and Excercise Science Degree?

I really want to do physical therapy assistant, but do i have to get an associates degree also, even if i have a bachelor's? And what are some...

fernando in Hudson, Florida

Updated 1 month ago

Salary for full time home health PTA (TX) - 182 Replies

Hello. I am a PTA with 18 yrs experience currently working in hospital outpatient clinic. I am looking at a local private home health company to go...

Mellisa1282 in Baltimore, Maryland

PTA School Comparison Carroll Community College or Baltimore City Community College

I'm looking into both the Carroll Community College's and Baltimore City Community College's PTA programs. I like that Carroll is only 18 months...

Noodle in Spokane, Washington

Updated 2 months ago

PTA salaries nationwide - 516 Replies

Hi, I've been working as a PTA for 11 years and i'm currently making $32.50/hr working in an outpatient physical therapy office with minimal...

TGPII in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 2 months ago

PTA civilian jobs on U.S. military bases? - 2 Replies

Does anyone know if there's PTA job opportunities on U.S. military bases as a civilian? I've seen a few discussions on here about PTA...

p_phelps in Weatherford, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

Kicked out of PTA school.. - 2 Replies

Okay so I didn't exactly get kicked out, but I had to withdraw from the local community college program. I had a 77.4 in kinesiology and anything...

DSpivey in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 2 months ago

What age do people retire from being a PTA? - 29 Replies

I'm looking to go back to school to be a PTA, but I am already in my early 30's so will be in my mid 30's when I graduate. I am very physically fit...

Confused in Marietta, Georgia

Updated 2 months ago

Mid Life Change - 2 Replies

Hello all, I'm currently considering a career change, I'm two classes away from earning my BA in Psychology. I decided that route because I wanted to...

Mallory in Petal, Mississippi

Updated 2 months ago

It is time for change - 101 Replies

There are currently thirteen OTA to OT bridge programs and fifteen weekend OT programs. There are only two PTA to PT Bridge programs one of which is...

solangel in jupiter, Florida

Updated 2 months ago

Insight from thoses in the PTA program - 276 Replies

It's always nice to hear from those who are already in the field and it gives me great motivation to work hard. But, I would like to hear from those...

Adam Avinger in Shreveport, Louisiana

Updated 2 months ago

Unjustifiably strict? - 1 Reply

As I'm sitting here studying for the CLE (jurisprudence exam) I'm noticing that the state of california is so incredibly oppressive to the PTA....

Trying to Help in Detroit, Michigan

Updated 2 months ago

Criminal background check - 2 Replies

Currently in my second year of a PTA program and I have two dismissed weed misdeminor charges (never convicted) on my record one for possession and...

vash in Mcdonough, Georgia

Updated 2 months ago

BA in Exercise Science for PTA? - 32 Replies

Hello, I am about a year out from graduating with a bachelors degree in exercise science (pre-pt). I decided not to go into PT postgrad, and am...

Alex in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Updated 2 months ago

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

I'll be starting a PTA program this fall and I was wondering what is the starting salary. I plan to work in outpatient facility. Thanks

Alex in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Updated 2 months ago

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

I am considering a career change but I cant seem to find too much information on PTAs in NJ? There are only 3 schools that offer the program and very...

Alex in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Updated 2 months ago

Any PTAs IN NJ? - 1 Reply

Can you tell me what the job market is like in NJ for PTAs? Does anyone know what a new PTA can expect to make in NJ? Thanks

T Bol in San Diego, California

Updated 3 months ago

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

Good evening. I am in the application process and would love any and all feedback from current PTA students at Concorde in San Diego.

iris in San Antonio, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

Moving in the USA - 16 Replies

Hello I am currently studying in PTA in Toronto,Canada and I am thinking to move in the USA to work as PTA, what is the requirement.

Sm0938 Mastro in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Updated 3 months ago

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

I was told by the admission office, that I would have to take an exam TEAS. Is this exam very hard? How can I prepare myself for this, is there a...

Sandy in Florida

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

Carmen in Akron, Ohio


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

Lovelife in Lawrenceville, Georgia

Updated 3 months ago

Having a Bachelors Degree as a PTA - 7 Replies

Hello! My name is Bethany, and I am a recent high school graduate looking into enrolling into a two-year PTA program. I'm currently working on a...


Updated 3 months ago

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

Hello, I am currently a Senior in High School and want to go to schooling to be a PTA. I know this is what i want to pursue because i enjoy helping...

Bmaust in Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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...

indecisivekat in Memphis, Tennessee

Updated 3 months ago

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

I know that the program is 2 years for an associate in science. There is supposed to be a lot of heavy lifting, but I want to know how much...

Noodle in Spokane, Washington

Updated 3 months ago

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

From what i've read i see a lot of people with BS degrees doing these 2 year programs and some say it takes up to four years along with the actual...

AE234 in Woodway, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

PTA career advancement ? - 7 Replies

Looking to make a career change into PT. I have long debated whether to go DPT or PTA. More recently i have been leaning towards PTA as I am becoming...

Jeremy in Springdale, Arkansas

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...

Elaine Boyd in Ludhiana, India

Updated 4 months ago

PTA and Personal Training - 14 Replies

Has anyone worked as both a PTA and a Personal Trainer? Would it be possible or even a good idea?

PTA2PTHOPEFUL in Katy, Texas

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...

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