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Choosing From the Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in California


physical therapy assistant schools in CaliforniaThere are 6 Physical therapy assistant schools in California throughout the state that prospective students can choose from to begin their physical therapy assistant education. California is the largest state in the U.S. with a population of over 37 million. There are an estimated 4400 plus physical therapy assistants working right now in California. The colleges and universities that offer the program are spread out throughout the state from Sacramento to Northern California, down to the greater Los Angeles area. Wages are also much higher than the national average in the state of California, which is an added bonus for those that wish to study there, or those that may call California home. Physical therapy assistants in California have some of the strongest salary prospects in the nation, with an average salary of $57 760, which represents $8000 above the national average for this career for all states.

As far as costs go for tuition the best option you have is to use the contact information we are providing below to contact the schools near your area, or that you are interested in Directly. Physical therapy assistant programs as a whole tends to cost between $2000 plus per semester depending on the location of the school. Now sometimes additional study material, books and even uniform are required as resources for the program, and these can be extra costs on top of the tuition that is paid. The program in California meets the national education standards for physical therapy assistants as set out by the American Physical Therapy Association, all programs will include academic in class learning, and a clinical placement of no less than 16 weeks.

Your best option for studying at a physical therapy assistant school is to choose a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education or CAPTE. Choosing a CAPTE accredited college or university gives you the highest level of transfer from state to state, which is important. If you are going to spend 2 years of your life studying for a career, we recommend you always choose a CAPTE accredited college or university for this career. Below is a list of physical therapy assistant colleges in California which are CAPTE accredited. We also expect to see 3-4 new schools added to the list of accredited physical therapy assistant schools in California, as 2 campuses of Concorde Career College, Carrington College, and College of the Sequoias are all currently in the application process to become fully accredited with CAPTE.

Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in California Directory

 

Concorde Career College – North Hollywood

City: North Hollywood, CA
Web Address: http://www.concorde.edu
Program Coordinator: Robert Plotke, PT, MS, DC
Email: rplotke@concorde.edu
Phone: (818) 766-8151
Accreditation: CAPTE accreditation
Degree Recieved: Associates in applied science

Cerritos College

City: Norwalk, CA
Web Address:http://www.cerritos.edu/
Program Coordinator: Julie Bathke, PT, MS
Email: jbathke@cerritos.edu
Phone: (562) 860-2451
Accreditation: CAPTE accreditation
Degree Recieved: Associates in arts

Loma Linda University

City: Loma Linda, CA
Web Address: http://www.llu.edu/llu/sahp/pt/pta.htm
Program Coordinator: Jeannine S Mendes, MPT, EdS
Email: jmendes@llu.edu
Phone: (909) 558-4634
Accreditation: CAPTE accreditation
Degree Recieved: Associates in applied science

Ohlone College

City: Fremont, CA
Web Address: http://www.ohlone.edu/instr/phys_ther
Program Coordinator: Sheryl S Einfalt, PT, MPT
Email: cthoel@ohlone.edu
Phone: (510) 659-6030
Accreditation: CAPTE accreditation
Degree Recieved: Associates in arts

Sacramento City College

City: Sacramento, CA
Web Address: http://www.scc.losrios.edu/x38263.xml
Program Coordinator: Elizabeth Chape, PT, PhD
Email: chapee@scc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 558-2298
Accreditation: CAPTE accreditation
Degree Recieved: Associates in applied science

San Diego Mesa College

City: San Diego, CA
Web Address:http://sdmesa.edu/physical_therapy/index.html
Program Coordinator: Christine L Kinney, PTA, BS
Email: ckinney@sdccd.edu
Phone: (619) 388-2229
Accreditation: CAPTE accreditation
Degree Recieved: Associates in arts