Texas Physical Therapy Assistant Schools


Texas has a number of physical therapy assistant programs at over 20 different schools. Many programs are taught at community college or career colleges, but the results are plentiful. Many PTA schools in Texas tend to be very selective, as it is an in-demand career choice.

Larger Texas cities such as Dallas and Houston boast the most PTA programs in the state, but there are other PTA schools located in more rural areas as well.

To give you an idea of what to expect as part of your PTA program, we have researched a number of different schools' programs in Texas. Generally speaking, most programs have curricula that includes the study of medical terminology, physical therapy basics, and human anatomy. Considering the hands-on approach of a physical therapist assistant, these classes make a lot of sense.

Most programs also require professional certification in CPR, and a physical exam.

We recommend reaching out or requesting more information from multiple schools - you may not even get in to every school you apply to. Make sure to also double check the admissions requirements when you talk with the admissions representative, as some of the programs are much more selective and have stricter entry requirements.

Salary Comparison for PTAs in Texas

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 Texas to the rest of the country. Texas is off the charts with salaries paid to PTAs, which bodes very well for any aspiring physical therapy assistants looking for a solid career. Additionally, higher-level PTAs with more experience probably have a greater ceiling salary-wise.

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 Schools in Texas with PTA Degrees

Amarillo College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S. | CAPTE Accredited Amarillo | Texas
Includes courses about: Rehabilitation Techniques- Medical Terminology- and Lifespan Growth and Development

Austin Community College District

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Austin | Texas

Blinn College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant PTA | CAPTE Accredited Brenham | Texas

Del Mar College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited CorpusChristi | Texas

El Paso Community College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant Program - 2 year - Associate Program | CAPTE Accredited ElPaso | Texas

Houston Community College

PTA Program: HCCS PTA Program | CAPTE Accredited Houston | Texas

Kaplan College-Dallas

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Dallas | Texas

Kilgore College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Kilgore | Texas

Laredo Community College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Laredo | Texas

Lone Star College System

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited TheWoodlands | Texas
Detail: All Health Occupations Programs - Math placement scores on Compass - ASSET - Accuplacer - and THEA will be valid for three (3) years.

McLennan Community College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Waco | Texas

Northeast Texas Community College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited MountPleasant | Texas

Odessa College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Odessa | Texas

Pima Medical Institute-Houston

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Houston | Texas

San Jacinto Community College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Pasadena | Texas

South Plains College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Levelland | Texas

South Texas College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant Program - Associate of Applied Science Degree | CAPTE Accredited McAllen | Texas
Detail: 70 credit hours

South University-Austin

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Austin | Texas

St Philip's College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited SanAntonio | Texas

Tarrant County College District

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited FortWorth | Texas
Selective admission - two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program

Texas Health School

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant Houston | Texas

Victoria College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant Program - two-year Associate of Applied Science degree | CAPTE Accredited Victoria | Texas
Graduation Rate: 2012 - 2013 average 89 percent

Weatherford College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant Weatherford | Texas

Western Technical College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant Program - Associate of Applied Science Degree | CAPTE Accredited ElPaso | Texas
Detail: 21 months - 50 percent classroom - 50 percent hands-on training

Wharton County Junior College

PTA Program: Physical Therapist Assistant | CAPTE Accredited Wharton | Texas