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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 $30,000 to $40,000 per year.

How long is the program? Can I complete the program on a part-time basis?

Twenty-one (21) months including one summer. Physical Therapist Assisting is considered to be a full-time day program. However, a part-time tract has been developed and program completion time will be increased by at least one (1) year. 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.

I already have credits. Can I complete the program in less than two years?

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.

Candidates must achieve a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale for the following core courses (or transfer of comparable courses from another college or university). All core courses must have a grade of "C" or better and eligibility for Math 1280, Advanced Intermediate Algebra (or higher level).

An overall GPA of 2.7 must be achieved and be maintained. Only accredited college and university credits as listed http://www.tri-c.edu/welcome/transfer/Pages/TransferCredits.aspx will be accepted. Overall GPA is calculated based on all previous college coursework completed through the semester prior to the date of application.


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