Florida Physical Therapy Assistant Schools & Degree Programs List

There are more than 20 schools in Florida offering a degree in physical therapy assisting - more than most states in the U.S.

There is a good mix of populous areas with program offerings, such as Miami, Jacksonville, and Fort Lauderdale, as well as smaller areas like Homestead, Clearwater and Bradenton, so you should be able to find a school that is within driving distance.

Florida physical therapy assistants also compare well to the rest of the United States when it comes to salary. On average, Florida PTAs make more (between $1,000 and $9,000 per year) at all experience levels.

Considering the salary comparison and the abundance of PTA program offerings in the state, we believe Florida is one of the top states to become a physical therapy assistant.

Add in the fairly active younger community and the older community requiring geriatric care, and the outlook is very good for Florida PTAs.

Most programs are Associates or Associates in Science degrees, but all will prepare you for your licensure exams that you will need to become a PTA in Florida.

Salary Comparison for PTAs in Florida

Below is a comparison from CareerOneStop.org, US Department of Labor, comparing salaries at high, median, and lower salary levels of physical therapy assistants in Florida to the rest of the country.

Source: CareerOneStop.org, US Department of Labor

Below are listings of all the schools we could find that offer physical therapy assisting (or related) programs. Simply browse the listings and click on one of the buttons to get more information about the specific program to see if it's right for you.

All Accredited PTA Schools in Florida

Atlantic Technical Center

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant CoconutCreek | Florida

Broward College

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited FortLauderdale | Florida

College of Central Florida

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant Program Associate of Science | CAPTE Accredited Ocala | Florida

Concorde Career Institute-Jacksonville

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Jacksonville | Florida

Dade Medical College-Homestead

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant Homestead | Florida

Dade Medical College-Miami

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant Miami | Florida

Dade Medical College-Miami Lakes

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant MiamiLakes | Florida

Dade Medical College-West Palm Beach

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant WestPalmBeach | Florida

Daytona State College

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited DaytonaBeach | Florida

Florida Gateway College

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited LakeCity | Florida

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Jacksonville | Florida

Gulf Coast State College

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited PanamaCity | Florida

Herzing University-Winter Park

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited WinterPark | Florida

Indian River State College

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited FortPierce | Florida

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited FortLauderdale | Florida

Manatee Technical Institute

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant Bradenton | Florida

Miami Dade College

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Miami | Florida

Pensacola State College

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Pensacola | Florida

Polk State College

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited WinterHaven | Florida

Seminole State College of Florida

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Sanford | Florida

South University-Tampa

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Tampa | Florida

South University-West Palm Beach

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited RoyalPalmBeach | Florida

St Petersburg College

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Clearwater | Florida

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Bradenton | Florida