Physical Therapy Assistant

Education Required

All states require physical therapist assistants to be licensed or certified. Licensure typically requires graduation from an accredited physical therapist assistant program and passing the National Physical Therapy Exam for physical therapist assistants. The exam is administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy

Career Setting

What is this job like?

A Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) is a healthcare professional who works under the supervision of a physical therapist (PT) to provide direct patient care and assist in rehabilitation treatments. PTAs play a critical role in helping patients recover from injuries, regain mobility, and improve physical function. Click to explore more occupational details:

Physical Therapy Assistant