Physical Therapist Assistant

Associate in Science

Physical Therapy

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

This is a Limited Access program with the HESI-A2 required as part of the Application Process.

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.

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The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Florida State College at Jacksonville  is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 904.766.6599 or email:

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*The years represented reflect the years that these cohorts of students were formally admitted into the Technical Phase of the PTA program.

Sean C. McClafferty, DPT, MAR
Instructional Program Manager
Physical Therapist Assistant Program

If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, click here to ensure the program curriculum meets the requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing in that state.




Program Information

Limited access

Program Code:  222A

74 Credits

Start Term

Spring and Summer


Sept. 15 deadline for Spring
Feb. 15 deadline for Summer

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  

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