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Updated 21 hours ago

Advice about preparing for the board exam - 289 Replies

[QUOTE who="Kforton916 in Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania"][/QUOTE] Can you send me the study guide please?


Updated 3 days ago

PTA Laws & Regs Jurisprudence Exam for Florida - 812 Replies

[QUOTE who="jeremiahfredrick in Florida"]More copies sent[/QUOTE] Aloha Jeremiah, could you please send the study guide to


Updated 9 days ago

Will there be more BRIDGE programs from PTA-to-PT in the future? Any thought? - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="AspiringPTA in Trenton, New Jersey"]Thanks. Also, Aside from the bridge program in Ohio, I've heard there one in California, if so what...


Updated 11 days ago

PTA salaries nationwide - 539 Replies

Wow, what an insult to the profession, $20/h???


Updated 15 days ago

Physical Therapy Aide pros/cons in California... - 10 Replies

[QUOTE who="cobra mom in California"]HI and thank you for the info. I am not anywhere near Sacremeto unfortunately. I reside in So.Cal, San Gabriel...


Updated 21 days ago

Physical Therapist Assistant- is it a waste of time or a good career? - 1193 Replies

[QUOTE who="Jane in Carlsbad, California"]I was told that all the lab sciences must be repeated if they're older than 5 years. You might find a...

Dan the man

Updated 22 days ago

Is CSCS worth it for a PTA - 10 Replies

I’m currently enrolled in PTA program and haveing a hard time figuring out if it is worth it! I have my bachelors and have worked as a exercise...


Updated 25 days ago

No Accreditation in Canada? - 211 Replies

I am a certified PTA from US but I want to come and work in Canada what can I do? I am not an American citizen.


Updated 1 month ago

Questions about PTA programs - 2 Replies

I am 25 years old, already have Bachelor of Science. Physical therapy program has caught my interest three years ago. It makes more sense to go for...


Updated 1 month ago

Why so little opportunity for PTAs to pursue the DPT? - 99 Replies

[QUOTE who="Dawn in AK in Oakland, California"]I'm a PTA with 16 years of experience...with a BS in psychology, AA program taken too! I would love...


Updated 1 month ago

Anyone here get accepted into Cerritos College's PTA program? - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="Priscilla in Baldwin Park, California"]I hate this its not fair I completed the requirements for GE to go there and youre telling me that...


Updated 1 month ago

question regarding california PTA license - 103 Replies

[QUOTE who="MannyT in San Diego, California"]Hello everyone, i am licensed PTA in California and Hawaii since 2001, I graduated in BSPT in...

Arnell , Lafayette IN.

Updated 1 month ago

Seeking a study partner - 1 Reply

Sorry, I live in Lafayette Indiana, not sure why its reading Detroit Michigan!


Updated 1 month ago

Kicked out of PTA school.. - 11 Replies

As for me, I just needed 2 more classes and then I would have been on internships. A 3 wk intensive written portion got me. I failed that portion for...

Victor Shelley in henderson, Nevada

Updated 1 month ago

PTA salary inquiry - 22 Replies

This may seem tacky, but i'm graduating PTA school in May and I would love to hear what people in different states are pulling in, salary-wise, from...

Nyy in New York, New York

Updated 1 month ago

PTA School Difficulty - 48 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...

Labow in Sloughhouse, California

Updated 1 month ago

PTA moving to a four year degree - 72 Replies

Has anyone else heard this? What would be the rationale for doing so? Do you think that PTAs with only a two year degree would have to pursue...

Kyle D in Cocoa Beach, Florida

Updated 1 month ago

Salary for full time home health PTA (TX) - 211 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...

BillyS in Washington

Updated 1 month ago

Worried about my background check - 68 Replies

i am 22 years old and have more than the minimum required observation hours to be accepted into the pta program. my gpa will be high enough as well,...

Steven in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 1 month ago

PTA Starting Salary in NJ/NY area? - 11 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

Kyle in Orlando, Florida

Are for-profit, private institutions worth it for a PTA program?

Instead of attending a college, could a private institution that are very expensive get you a job as a physical therapist assistant when you take...

ptbusiness in California

Updated 2 months ago

California law exam concerns - 30 Replies

Hi all in the PT world! I have a question that I have been wondering about. I'll cut to the chase! I graduated an accredited PTA program early...

Kmk in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 2 months ago

Age 35 and thinking of being an PT or PTA. Which option would make more sense financially? - 6 Replies

I am 35 and an older career changer. My understanding is that both jobs entail the same responsibilities except that the PT does evaluations and...

copeland620 in Sarasota, Florida

Updated 2 months ago

PTA versus OTA - 78 Replies

After a few years getting the prereq's out of the way I didn't get in to PTA school because too many people applied. I'm considering looking into...

Larkin in Ithaca, New York

massage skills used in physical therapy

I've recently graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage, and am currently a practicing massage therapist at a chiropractic clinic. I enjoy my...

johnny in Reseda, California

Updated 3 months ago

Has anyone ever known a PTA to open their own PT practice and hire PT's to work there? - 5 Replies

I am a PTA and I have a friend who is also a PTA that has the opportunity to open her own PT practice. She has a lot of experience in business...

Julia in Floral Park, New York

Updated 3 months ago

What age do people retire from being a PTA? - 47 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...

Labow in Irvine, California

Updated 3 months ago

PTA or OTA or LPN... - 5 Replies

Hi, quick little intro 30 y.o. bachelor of science in justice & law admin. Have 8 yrs of hospital tech experience from EMS to OR to Anesthesia to...

Lane in Kansas City, Missouri

Updated 4 months ago

Backup plan in case the PTA license becomes obsolete - 86 Replies

I recently transferred into the PTA program in my community college. I was at first excited about my upcoming career change. However, after all the...

BackInActionTherapy in Alamogordo, New Mexico

Updated 4 months ago

How much should a New Grad PTA in Illinois make? - 1 Reply

I'm a recent new grad PTA who passed my boards but am now currently waiting for my license. I've been applying to a few jobs, and one outpatient...

Becky in Zimmerman, Minnesota

Updated 4 months ago

PTA vs PT... Physical Therapy, a long term career? - 117 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...

Matthew in Brandon, Mississippi

Updated 4 months ago

It is time for change - 102 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...

honeybun in Bolingbrook, Illinois

Updated 4 months ago

Is it tedious to get licensed in another state after moving? - 21 Replies

Hi everyone, I'm considering going to the local community college in western New York (where I live) for their 2-year PTA program, resulting in...

LeahNY123 in Miller Place, New York

Physical Therapist Assistant

Hello ! I am a PTA in New York State and wanted to advance my career, however, I do not want to continue on to get my DPT. Does anybody have any...

NewGradTC in Joliet, Illinois

Updated 5 months ago

Continuing Education Courses in IL - 7 Replies

I just moved to the states from Canada and got my license to work again as a PTA and i know i need at least 20hrs of CE. I was wondering what...

Daren Cameron LPTA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Updated 5 months ago

What is PTA school like (difficulty, work-life balance?) - 1 Reply

Looking at potentially applying for the PTA program in the future, but I would like to know what the workload is like. I do not plan to work a job...

yatescity in Yates City, Illinois

Updated 5 months ago

PTAs needed ASAP $40/hour with free company car. Willing to sponsor. (also looking for PTs) - 2 Replies

Immediate need of 3 licensed PTA's in NY or any state, Optimum will help in processing license endorsement to the state of Virginia. Area of work is...

Leni in Oceanside, California

Updated 6 months ago

Pros and Cons of PTA - 4 Replies

Hello there, I am seeking the advice, thoughts, and opinions of experienced PTAs. I am currently making education/career choices, and I am...

Inquisitive in Slough, United Kingdom

Future Careers

What careers should I be looking at for the foreseeable future in California?

kyle in Morrow, Georgia

Updated 6 months ago

Moving from Ga to Tx - 1 Reply

How is the job market in Houston,TX and what is the pay for a PTA with 1 year experience? Also how long is the process of getting a TX license and...

Chrissy1988 in Savannah, Georgia

Relocating to Houston,Tx

How is the job market in Houston and what companies do you suggest I apply with? I am looking for full time work with guaranteed hours

PTA in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 6 months ago

Questions for Physical Therapist Assistants, please help me decide if this career is right for me. - 306 Replies

I am trying to decide if I want to go into the PTA program. I am an LPN at the moment and am not entirely happy with my career choice. No matter...

Adriana in Boynton Beach, Florida

Updated 8 months ago

PTA mentorship/training + job opportunities - 1 Reply

Small physical therapy clinic located in Starke, Fl is looking for future PTA students. Whether future SPTA or generally interested in physical...

Adam in Grand Blanc, Michigan

Updated 8 months ago

From PTA to PT - 5 Replies

I'm graduating a community college with an AA in general studies. I've had PT in mind for the last year or so but recently I've been looking into PTA...

Sydney in Kingston, Tennessee

Physical Therapy Assistant

I'm wanting to go into physical therapy after I am a physical therapist assistant;can you give me questions that you were asked when you were trying...

Sydney in Kingston, Tennessee

Updated 8 months ago


Hello, I've a few interviews for a pta program, Can anyone tell me what to expect? What types of questions will be asked? any other information...

matao10 in Apo

Updated 8 months ago

PTA program Pensacola State College - 1 Reply

Hi everyone! I love reading everyone's comments and seeing the different discussion topics. I am about to start my observation hours for the PTA...

Hilly in Hoboken, New Jersey

Updated 9 months ago

Stats for your grades for students at laguardia community college and kingsboro? - 1 Reply

I'm trying to get a feel of how good of a chance i have for getting into the pta programs at these schools. For students already enrolled or...

Qsouza in Chico, California

Updated 9 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...

Spta in San Jose, California

Updated 9 months ago

Insight from thoses in the PTA program - 284 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...

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