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If you want to help people in a hands-on way, training to be a Physical Therapist Assistant could be perfect for you!

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program is designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to effectively implement treatment based on the established plan of care and treat a variety of patient populations from pediatrics to geriatrics.

Not only is a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant personally rewarding, it’s also a smart choice for those who have an eye on the future. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, employment for PTAs is expected to grow by 40* percent through 2024.

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Learn From the Best: Aside from our institutional accreditation, the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Western Tech is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association, 3030 Potomac Ave. Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:  If needing to contact the institution/ program directly, please call Suzanne Nolan at 915- 231-4935 or email

CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S Virgin Islands.   For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at To confirm Western Technical College’s accreditation through CAPTE, click this link.

Consistent Schedule: At Western Tech’s Physical Therapist Assistant School, we know how important having a consistent schedule is for your success. Our regular schedule will help you complete the Physical Therapist Assistant program in just 16 months. You’ll learn all the necessary skills, ethics, body science, and fundamentals you will need to work in this selfless field and become a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant.

Clinicals: Throughout the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, you will be exposed to a Real World setting and receive hands-on training at an approved clinical site. Your licensed clinical instructor (a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant) will supervise you and provide you feedback while you demonstrate your ability to problem solve and critically think while practicing patient care.

Licensure Examination: Once you graduate from Western Tech’s Physical Therapist Assistant School, you may be eligible to take the PTA National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) and apply for state licensure.

Download the Physical Therapist Assistant Application Documents below:

*Physical Therapist Assistant School Applicants must first meet with Admissions Representative before they get started with application process.


Acute Care
Rehab Hospitals
Nursing Homes
Assisted Living Centers
Home Health
Wound Care Clinics
Wellness Clinics
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Prison Facilities
Physical Therapy Clinics
Physicians’ Offices
Sports & Exercise Clinics

*Occupational Outlook Handbook: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Equipped for Your Success

Laptop Computers
Ultrasound units
Electrical stimulation units
Traction units
Hoyer lift
Stationary bikes
Assistive devices
Standing frame
Tilt table
Electrical Hi/Lo tables
Plinths/treatment tables
Upper body ergometer
Multiple physioballs
Nautilus-type equipment
Paraffin bath
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"Spectrum Therapy Consultants has hired WTC PTA graduates since the inception of the program. They have been academically and clinically prepared to fulfill our staffing needs. They have provided sound quality care and outcomes to the patients we serve." - Sandra Terrazas | Owner

Additional Program and Outcomes Details

Additional Program and Outcomes Details can be found on our disclosures page.