Physical Therapist Assistant

Associate in Science

Physical Therapy

Kinesiology, patient care, therapeutic exercise and trends in physical therapy

Interested in how to become a physical therapist assistant? The Physical Therapist Assistant Associate in Science (A.S) degree is a combination of general education and technical courses including lecture, laboratory and clinical education components. Graduates from the physical therapy assistant (PTA) program are eligible to apply to sit for a state-administered national examination in order to become a licensed physical therapy assistant. Clinical training at local physical therapy facilities is arranged as part of the program curriculum to prepare students to become physical therapy assistants.

Industry Associations


The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Florida State College at Jacksonville is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 N. Fairfax Street,  Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email:; website: Through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

 Licensure Exam Pass Rates  
 2015-16  93.3%


 Graduation Rates  
 2015-16  97%


 Employment Rates  
 2016  94%
 2015-16  97%

Program Information

Limited access

Program Code: 222A 

74 Credits

Start TermSummer


Feb 15

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees: Approximately $7,761*
Financial aid is available, if qualified. 

Additional Costs

Drug screen, background checks, uniforms, physical and textbooks

Program Fact Sheet  

Academic Degree Plan  

2019 AS PTA App Info Packet  

Contact Information

Phone: (904) 713-4545

*Tuition reflects Florida resident rates and are subject to change. Certain classes that require labs may have additional fees for lab supplies. Additional fees are published in the class schedule