Frequently Asked Questions
Must a Physical Therapist Assistant be licensed?
Physical Therapist Assistant must be licensed to practice in the state of Ohio by the Ohio Occupational/Physical Therapy/Athletic Training Board
What is the typical salary for a Physical Therapist Assistant?
Salaries vary in different sections of the community, state and country. Salaries start in the Cleveland area from $45,000 to $50,000 per year.
How long is the program? Can I complete the program on a part-time basis?
Physical Therapist Assisting is considered to be a full-time day program. The program takes 4 semesters and a summer session to complete and all program courses must be taken in sequence, regardless of college credits or degrees already completed. The completion of the pre-Physical Therapist Assisting courses does NOT ensure an applicant he/she will gain formal entrance into the Physical Therapist Assisting Program.
Is there a minimum grade point average to be accepted into the program?
Candidates must achieve a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale for prerequisite courses (or transfer of equivalent courses from another college or university). All prerequisite courses must have a grade of "C" or better. An overall GPA of 2.7 must be achieved and be maintained. Only accredited college and university credits as listed on the Transfer Center site will be accepted. Overall GPA is calculated based on all previous college coursework completed through the semester prior to the date of application.
How much does the program cost?
View the Program Cost.
How many students do you accept each year?
The PTA Program accepts 24 students each year.