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CAPTE Accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Associates Degree Programs

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is the sole accrediting agency for entry-level associate’s degree programs for physical therapist assistants in the United States, and serves as a great resource for aspiring PTs and PTAs alike. Still, anyone looking for a comprehensive list of accredited PTA programs available in each state knows that this is not an easy thing to come by– until now. Here at PhysicalTherapyAssistantEDU.org we’re committed to providing everything aspiring PTAs need to get licensed and start a career, so we put in the hours necessary to make it happen.

To earn accreditation through CAPTE, physical therapist assistant programs must meet specific standards as determined by a peer-review process. Choosing a program that has been CAPTE-accredited ensures that you qualify to take the PTA National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE), which is required for PTA licensing in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

CAPTE recognizes a wide array of physical therapist assistant programs through junior/community colleges, trade schools, and traditional colleges and universities. CAPTE-accredited programs take about 2 years to complete, on average, and all result in an associate’s degree in physical therapist assisting.

The following list shows all accredited physical therapist assistant programs available in each state:

Alabama

Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham

Program details: Full-time day format with online courses

Calhoun Community College, Decatur

Program details: Full-time format

George C. Wallace Community College, Dothan

Program details: Full-time day format

Wallace State Community College, Hanceville

Program details: Full-time day format

Bishop State Community College, Mobile

Program details: Full-time day format

South University, Montgomery

Program details: Multiple matriculation dates available

Alaska

There are no programs listed at this time.

Arizona

Mohave Community College, Lake Havasu

Program details: Full-time day format

Carrington College, Mesa

Program details: Full-time format

Pima Medical Institute, Mesa

Program details: Full-time day format

Brookline College, Phoenix

Program details: Multiple matriculation dates; grants credit for military experience

Gateway Community College, Phoenix

Program details: Full-time day and weekend formats

Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville

Program details: Full-time day format

South Arkansas Community College, El Dorado

Program details: Full-time day format

Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Program details: Full-time day format

Arkansas Tech University, Ozark

Program details: Grants credit for military experience

California

Concorde Career College, Garden Grove

Program details: Full-time day format, multiple matriculation dates

Stanbridge College, Irvine

Program details: Full-time day format; grants credit for military experience

Loma Linda University, Loma Linda

Program details: Full-time day format

Ohlone College, Newark

Program details: Part-time day and evening formats

Concorde Career College, North Hollywood

Program details: Full-time day and evening formats; multiple matriculation dates

Cerritos College, Norwalk

Program details: Full-time evening format

Carrington College, Pleasant Hill

Program details: Full-time format

Sacramento City College, Sacramento

Program details: Part-time evening format

Concorde Career College, San Diego

Program details: Full-time format

San Diego Mesa College, San Diego

Program details: Part-time day format; grants credit for military experience

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, San Mateo

Program details: Full-time format

Casa Loma College, Van Nuys

Program details: Full-time format

College of the Sequoias, Visalia

Program details: Full-time format

Colorado

Concorde Career College, Aurora

Program details: Full-time format

Pima Medical Institute, Denver

Program details: Full-time day format

Arapahoe Community College, Littleton

Program details: Full-time and part-time day formats

Pueblo Community College, Pueblo

Program details: Full-time day format; grants credits for military experience

Connecticut

Norwalk Community College, Norwalk

Program details: Full-time day format

Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury

Program details: Full-time day format

Delaware

Delaware Technical and Community College, Jack F. Owens Campus, Georgetown

Program details: Full-time day format

Delaware Technical and Community College, Stanton-Wilmington campus, Wilmington

Program details: Full-time day format

District of Columbia

There are no programs listed at this time.

Florida

Seminole State College of Florida, Altamonte Springs

Program details: Full-time day format

Taylor College, Belleview

Program details: Full-time format

State College of Florida, Bradenton

Program details: Part-time day format

Broward College, Coconut Creek

Program details: Full-time day format with accredited expansion programs

Daytona State College, Daytona

Program details: Full-time day format

Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale

Program details: Full-time format

Indian River State College, Fort Pierce

Program details: Full-time day format

Concorde Career Institute, Jacksonville

Program details: Full-time format

Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville

Program details: Full-time day format

Florida Gateway College, Lake City

Program details: Full-time day format

Keiser University, Lakeland

Program details: Full-time day format; multiple matriculation dates

Miami-Dade College, Miami

Program details: Full-time day format

The Praxis Institute, Miami

Program details: Full-time format

Concorde Career Institute, Miramar

Program details: Full-time format

Hodges University, Naples

Program details: Full-time day format

College of Central Florida, Ocala

Program details: Full-time day and evening formats

Gulf Coast State College, Panama City

Program details: Full-time day format

Pensacola State College, Pensacola

Program details: Full-time day format

Keiser University, Sarasota

Program details: Full-time format

St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg

Program details: Part-time day format

South University, Tampa

Program details: Full-time format

South University – West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach

Program details: Full-time evening format; multiple matriculation dates

Polk State College, Winter Haven

Program details: Full-time day format

Herzing University, Winter Park

Program details: Full-time evening format

Georgia

Chattahoochee Technical College – North Metro, Acworth

Program details: Full-time day format

Darton College, Albany

Program details: Full-time day format

Athens Technical College, Athens

Program details: Full-time day format

Atlanta Technical College, Atlanta

Program details: Full-time format

South University, Savannah

Program details: Multiple matriculation dates available

Hawaii

Kapi’olani Community College – University of Hawaii, Honolulu

Program details: Full-time day format; grants credit for military experience

Idaho

Carrington College, Boise

Program details: Full-time day format; grants credit for military experience; multiple matriculation dates

Idaho State University – College of Technology, Pocatello

Program details: Full-time day format

Illinois

Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville

Program details: Full-time day format; grants credit for military experience

Kaskaskia College, Centralia

Program details: Full-time day format

Morton College, Cicero

Program details: Full-time day format; grants credit for military experience

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Program details: Full-time day format

Oakton Community College, Des Plaines

Program details: Full-time day format

Lake Land College, Effingham

Program details: Full-time day format

Elgin Community College, Elgin

Program details: Full-time day format

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn

Program details: Part-time evening format

Kankakee Community College, Kankakee

Program details: Full-time day format

Black Hawk College, Moline

Program details: Full-time day format

Illinois Central College, Peoria

Program details: Full-time day format

Fox College, Tinley Park

Program details: Full-time format

SOLEX College, Wheeling

Program details: Full-time day format; multiple matriculation dates

Indiana

University of Evansville, Evansville

Program details: Full-time day format

Brown Mackie College – Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne

Program details: Full-time day format; program offered at multiple sites

University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne

Program details: Full-time day format

Ivy Technical College Northwest, Gary

Program details: Full-time day format

University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis

Program details: Part-time evening format

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana – East Central, Muncie

Program details: Full-time day format

Ivy Technical College – Sellersburg, Sellersburg

Program details: Full-time day format; grants credit for military experience

Brown Mackie College – South Bend, South Bend

Program details: Full-time day format; multiple matriculation dates

Vincennes University, Vincennes

Program details: Full-time day format

Iowa

Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines

Program details: Full-time day format

Kirkwood Community College, Hiawatha

Program details: Full-time day format

North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City

Program details: Full-time day format

Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa

Program details: Full-time day format

Western Iowa Tech Community College, Sioux City

Program details: Full-time day format

Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo

Program details: Full-time format

Kansas

Colby Community College, Colby

Program details: Full-time day format

Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson

Program details: Full-time day format; credit for military experience

Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City

Program details: Full-time day format; multiple matriculation dates

Labette Community College, Parsons

Program details: Full-time format

Washburn University of Topeka, Topeka

Program details: Full-time day format

Kentucky

Hazard Community and Technical College, Hazard

Program details: Full-time day format; program offered at multiple sites

Jefferson Community and Technical College, Louisville

Program details: Full-time day format

Madisonville Community College, Madisonville

Program details: Full-time day format

West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Paducah

Program details: Full-time day format

Somerset Community College, Somerset

Program details: Full-time day format

Louisiana

Our Lady of the Lake College, Baton Rouge

Program details: Full-time day format

Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier City

Program details: Full-time day format

Delgado Community College, New Orleans

Program details: Full-time day format

Louisiana College, Pineville

Program details: Full-time format

Maine

Kennebec Valley Community College, Fairfield

Program details: Full-time day format

University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle

Program details: Full-time day format

Maryland

Chesapeake Area Consortium for Higher Education, Arnold

Program details: Full-time day format

Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore

Program details: Full-time day format; credit for military experience

Howard Community College, Columbia

Program details: Full-time format

Allegany College of Maryland, Cumberland

Program details: Full-time day format

Montgomery College – Takoma Park Campus, Takoma

Program details: Part-time and full-time day formats

Carroll Community College, Westminster

Program details: Full-time day format

Massachusetts

Bay State College, Boston

Program details: Full-time day format

North Shore Community College, Danvers

Program details: Full and part-time day formats

Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner

Program details: Full-time day format

Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield

Program details: Full-time day format; multiple matriculation dates

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield

Program details: Full-time day format

Michigan

Baker College of Allen Park, Allen Park

Program details: Full-time format

Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor

Program details: Full-time evening format

Baker College of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills

Program details: Full-time format

Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek

Program details: Full-time day format

Macomb Community College, Clinton Township

Program details: Full-time day format

Henry Ford College, Dearborn

Program details: Full-time day format

Mott Community College, Fenton

Program details: Full and part-time day formats; multiple matriculation dates

Baker College of Flint, Flint

Program details: Full-time day format

Finlandia College, Hancock

Program details: Full-time day format

Mid Michigan Community College, Mt. Pleasant

Program details: Full-time format

Baker College of Muskegon, Muskegon

Program details: Full and part-time day formats; multiple matriculation dates

South University – Novi, Novi

Program details: Full-time day format; multiple matriculation dates

Delta College, University Center

Program details: Full-time day format

Minnesota

Anoka Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids

Program details: Full-time day format

Lake Superior College, Duluth

Program details: Full-time day format; grants credit for military experience

Northland Community and Technical College, East Grand Forks

Program details: Full-time day format

St. Catherine University, Minneapolis

Program details: Full-time day format

Mississippi

Itawamba Community College, Fulton

Program details: Full-time day format

Pearl River Community College, Hattiesburg

Program details: Full-time day format

Hinds Community College, Jackson

Program details: Full-time day format

Meridian Community College, Meridian

Program details: Full-time day format

Missouri

Mineral Area College – Cape Girardeau Career and Technical Center, Cape Girardeau

Program details: Full-time format

St. Louis College of Health Careers, Fenton

Program details: Full-time format

Jefferson College, Hillsboro

Program details: Full-time day format

State Technical College of Missouri, Jefferson City

Program details: Full-time evening format

Concorde Career College – Kansas City, Kansas City

Program details: Full-time day format; multiple matriculation dates

Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley, Kansas City

Program details: Full-time day format

Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph

Program details: Full-time day format

St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis

Program details: Full-time day format

Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield

Program details: Full-time day format

Montana

Great Falls College – Montana State University, Great Falls

Program details: Full-time day format; grants credit for military experience

Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell

Program details: Full-time day format; grants credit for military experience

Nebraska

Southeast Community College, Lincoln

Program details: Full-time format

Northeast Community College, Norfolk

Program details: Full-time day format

Clarkson College, Omaha

Program details: Full-time day format

Nebraska Methodist College, Omaha

Program details: Full-time format

Nevada

Carrington College – Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Program details: Full-time day format

College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas

Program details: Part-time day format

Pima Medical Institute – Las Vegas

Program details: Full-time program

New Hampshire

Mount Washington College, Manchester

Program details: Full-time day format

River Valley Community College, Claremont

Program details: Full-time day format

New Jersey

Essex County College, Newark

Program details: Full-time day format

Union County College, Plainfield

Program details: Full-time day format

Mercer County Community College, Trenton

Program details: Full-time day format

New Mexico

Carrington College – Albuquerque, Albuquerque

Program details: Full-time program

Pima Medical Institute – Albuquerque Campus, Albuquerque

Program details: Full-time day format

San Juan College, Farmington

Program details: Full-time day format; majority of courses are offered online

New York

Genesee Community College, Batavia

Program details: Full-time and part-time formats

SUNY Broome Community College, Binghamton

Program details: Full-time day format

Kingsborough Community College – The City University of New York, Brooklyn

Program details: Full-time day format

Villa Maria College of Buffalo, Buffalo

Program details: Full-time format

State University of New York College of Technology at Canton, Canton

Program details: Full-time day format

Nassau Community College, Garden City

Program details: Full and part-time day formats; grants credit for military experience

Herkimer County Community College, Herkimer

Program details: Full-time day format

LaGuardia Community College, Long Island

Program details: Full-time day format

Orange County Community College, Middletown

Program details: Full-time day format

Niagara County Community College, Sanborn

Program details: Full-time day format

Suffolk County Community College, Selden

Program details: Full-time day format

Onondaga Community College, Syracuse

Program details: Full-time day format

North Carolina

South College – Asheville, Asheville

Program details: Full-time day format

Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte

Program details: Full-time day format

Surry Community College, Dobson

Program details: Full-time day format

Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville

Program details: Full-time day format

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Hudson

Program details: Full-time day format

Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown

Program details: Full-time day format

Craven Community College, New Bern

Program details: Full-time format

Nash Community College, Rocky Mount

Program details: Full-time day format

Southwestern Community College, Sylva

Program details: Full-time day format

Martin Community College, Williamstown

Program details: Full-time day format

North Dakota

There are no programs listed at this time.

Ohio

Kent State University, Ashtabula

Program details: Full-time day format

University of Cincinnati Clermont College, Batavia

Program details: Full-time program

Stark State Collee, Canton

Program details: Full-time day format

Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland

Program details: Full-time day format

Remington College, Cleveland

Program details: Multiple matriculation dates

South University – Cleveland, Cleveland

Program details: Full-time format

Bradford School, Columbus

Program details: Full-time day format

Sinclair Community College, Dayton

Program details: Full-time day format

Lorain County Community College, Elyria

Program details: Full-time day format

Terra State Community College, Fremont

Program details: Full-time format

James A. Rhodes State College, Lima

Program details: Full-time day format

North Central State College, Mansfield

Program details: Full-time day format

Marion Technical College, Marion

Program details: Full-time day format

Washington State Community College, Marietta

Program details: Full-time day format

Professional Skills Institute, Maumee

Program details: Full-time day and evening formats

Hocking College, Nelsonville

Program details: Full-time day format

Edison Community College, Piqua

Program details: Full-time format

Shawnee State University, Portsmouth

Program details: Full-time day format

Clark State Community College, Springfield

Program details: Full-time day format; most courses offered online

Owens Community College, Toledo

Program details: Full-time day format

Zane State College, Zanesville

Program details: Full-time day format

Oklahoma

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Miami

Program details: Part-time day format

Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City

Program details: Part-time evening format

Carl Albert State College, Poteau

Program details: Full-time day format

Murray State College, Tishomingo

Program details: Full-time day format

Tulsa Community College, Tulsa

Program details: Full-time day format

Oregon

Mount Community College, Gresham

Program details: Full-time day format

Lane Community College, Eugene

Program details: Full-time day format

Pennsylvania

Harcum College, Bryn Mawr

Program details: Full-time day format; accredited expansion programs available

Butler County Community College, Butler

Program details: Full-time day format

California University of Pennsylvania, California

Program details: Full-time day format

Mount Aloysius College, Cresson

Program details: Full-time day format

The Pennsylvania State University – Hazelton, Hazleton

Program details: Full-time day format

The Pennsylvania State University – Eberly, Lemont Furnace

Program details: Full-time format

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, Media

Program details: Accepts credit for military experience

Community College of Allegheny County – Boyce Campus, Monroeville

Program details: Full- and part-time day formats

The Pennsylvania State University – Mont Alto, Mont Alto

Program details: Full- and part-time day formats

Mercyhurst University, North East

Program details: Full-time day format

The Pennsylvania State University – Shenango, Sharon

Program details: Full-time day format

Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville

Program details: Full-time day format

Lackawanna College, Scranton

Program details: Full-time format

Central Penn College, Summerdale

Program details: Full-time day format

University of Pittsburgh at Titusville, Titusville

Program details: Full-time day format

Rhode Island

New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich

Program details: Full-time format

Community College of Rhode Island, Newport

Program details: Full-time day format; grants credit for military experience

South Carolina

Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort

Program details: Full-time day format

Trident Technical College, Charleston

Program details: Full-time day format

Midlands Technical College, Columbia

Program details: Full-time day format

Greenville Technical College, Greenville

Program details: Full-time day format; accredited expansion programs available

Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Myrtle Beach

Program details: Full-time day format; grants credit for military experience

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

Program details: Full-time format

South Dakota

Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown

Program details: Full-time day format

Tennessee

Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga

Program details: Full-time day format

Daymar College, Clarksville

Program details: Full-time format

Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin

Program details: Full-time day format

Jackson State Community College, Jackson

Program details: Full-time day format

South College, Knoxville

Program details: Full-time day format; multiple matriculation dates

Concorde Career College – Memphis, Memphis

Program details: Full-time day format

Southwest Tennessee Community College, Memphis

Program details: Full-time day format

Walters State Community College, Morristown

Program details: Full-time day format

Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge

Program details: Full-time day format

Texas

Amarillo College, Amarillo

Program details: Full-time day format

Austin Community College, Austin

Program details: Full-time format

Blinn College, Bryan

Program details: Full-time day format

Del Mar College, Corpus Christi

Program details: Full-time day format; accepts credit for military experience

Lone Star College – Montgomery, Conroe

Program details: Full-time day format

Concord Career College- Dallas, Dallas

Program details: Full-time day format

Kaplan College – Dallas, Dallas

Program details: Full-time format

El Paso Community College, El Paso

Program details: Part-time day and evening formats; accepts credit for military experience

Western Technical College, El Paso

Program details: Accepts credit for military experience

Tarrant County Community College, Fort Worth

Program details: Full-time day format

Houston Community College System, Houston

Program details: Full-time day format; accepts credit for military experience

Pima Medical Institute, Houston

Program details: Full-time day format

San Jacinto College South, Houston

Program details: Full- and part-time day formats

Kilgore College, Kilgore

Program details: Full-time day format

Laredo Community College, Laredo

Program details: Full-time day format

South Plains College, Levelland

Program details: Full-time format

South Texas College, McAllen

Program details: Full-time day format

Northeast Texas Community College, Mt Pleasant

Program details: Full-time format

Odessa College, Odessa

Program details: Full-time day format

South University – Austin, Round Rock

Program details: Full-time format

Concorde Career College- San Antonio, San Antonio

Program details: Full-time format

St Phillips College, San Antonio

Program details: Full-time format

The Victoria College, Victoria

Program details: Full-time day format; accepts credit for military experience

McLennan Community College, Waco

Program details: Full-time day format

Weatherford College, Weatherford

Program details: Full-time format

Wharton County Junior College, Wharton

Program details: Full-time day format

Utah

Provo College, Provo

Program details: Full-time evening format

Dixie State University, St George

Program details: Full-time day format

Salt Lake City Community College, West Jordan

Vermont

There are no programs listed at this time.

Virginia

South University – Richmond, Glen Allen

Program details: Full-time day format

EPCI University, Newport News

Program details: Full-time day format; multiple matriculation dates

Riverside College of Health Careers, Newport News

Program details: Full-time format

Jefferson College of Health Science, Roanoke

Program details: Full-time day format; multiple matriculation dates

Northern Virginia Community College, Springfield

Program details: Full-time day format; accepts credit for military experience

South University – Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach

Program details: Full-time day format

Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach

Program details: Full-time day format

Wytheville Community College, Wytheville

Program details: Full-time day format

Washington

Green River Community College, Auburn

Program details: Full-time day format

Whatcom Community College, Bellingham

Program details: Full-time day format; majority of courses are offered online

Olympic College, Bremerton

Program details: Full-time day format; grants credit for military experience

Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland

Program details: Full-time format

Pima Medical Institute – Seattle Campus, Seattle

Program details: Full-time day format

Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane

Program details: Full-time day format

West Virginia

New River Community College, Beaver

Program details: Full-time format

Mountwest Community and Technical College, Huntington

Program details: Full-time format

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Martinsburg

Program details: Full-time format

Wisconsin

Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire

Program details: Full-time day format

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay

Program details: Full-time day format

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Fennimore

Program details: Full-time day format; grants credit for military experience

Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville

Program details: Full-time evening format

Gateway Technical College, Kenosha

Program details: Full- and part-time day formats

Western Technical College, Lacrosse

Program details: Full-time day format

Madison Area Technical College, Madison

Program details: Full-time day format

Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee

Program details: Full-time day format

Wyoming

Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne

Program details: Full-time format

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