Kansas has 5 colleges accredited by the CAPTE (the gold standard for PTA accreditation).
Many are community colleges, but there are a few career college options available in the Kansas City area as well.
On average, Kansas PTAs have higher salaries at all experience levels when compared to the United States, so it seems to be a good time to be a PTA in Kansas.
If you can not find a program suitable for you, you may consider an online alternative, or view programs in Missouri, as they seem to also have a number of options.
If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can help all types of people in the healing process, physical therapy assisting might be the career for you! 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.
Physical Therapy Assistant in Kansas
- Enroll in an accredited physical therapist assistant program.
- While in school, try finding a part-time job in the healthcare field to get more exposure to healthcare and physical therapy.
- Complete and graduate from the PTA program.
- Take and pass the NPTE (National Physical Therapist Examination).
- Complete the KSBHA application process.
Salary Comparison for PTAs in Kansas
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 Kansas to the rest of the country.