Physical Therapy Assistant

PTA Frequently Asked Questions

What is my first step?
The first step is to attend an information session. They are free of charge and do not require pre-registration. Call 410-777-7310 for information session dates and times.

What is a PTA?
Physical therapist assistants work under the direction and supervision of licensed physical therapists to assist patients during rehabilitation. They are trained to conduct therapeutic exercises, perform therapeutic massage, and observe and measure patient progress.

How long is the program?
Students can complete the 70-credit program in two years, by taking courses full-time over five terms.

Can I transfer courses from other colleges/universities?
Prerequisites and general education courses with a grade of "C" or better are transferable provided the course is equivalent to courses offered at the CACHE college. The Records office makes this determination. Have an official transcript sent from the institution to the appropriate CACHE colleges Records office for evaluation. A transcript summary will be sent to you once the evaluation is completed.

What is the entry level salary for a PTA?
The average entry-level salary is approximately $44,250 a year.






Last Updated: April 3, 2017