Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

PTA Application Submission

PTA Application Submission for the Fall 2025 program is February 1 - 28, 2025.

Seminole State’s PTA Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association’s Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Coursework emphasizes treatment of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and cardiopulmonary systems. Graduates are eligible for licensure after successfully passing the National Physical Therapy Exam and the State Laws and Rules Exam.

  • Program is limited access, begins each August (Fall Term)
  • Five-term, lock-step course sequence
  • Program consists of in-person lectures/labs (Altamonte Springs Campus) and clinical experiences at clinical affiliation sites in Central Florida

Role of the PTA

PTAs play an important role in helping people regain their independence and mobility following an illness or injury. An integral member of a rehabilitation team, PTAs work under the supervision of a physical therapist to help patients of all ages improve their quality of life by restoring physical function or preventing permanent disability. PTAs are responsible for implementing treatment protocols, teaching exercises, performing therapies and reporting client response to the physical therapist. In addition to direct patient care, they also assist with patient transport, preparation for treatments and maintenance of equipment.

PTA Information Sessions

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Estimated Program Cost

The PTA program follows the same tuition schedule as the College. Additional costs include lab fees, uniforms, books, supplies, background checks, health assessments, as well as graduation and licensing fees. Including general education courses, the approximate total for the Physical Therapist Assistant A.S. degree is $10,863 (based on in-state tuition; subject to change without notice).

PTA Student Handbook

The policies contained in this PTA student Handbook  apply to students in the PTA program. The handbook was developed to provide the information that students will need regarding the specific policies and procedures of the College‚Äôs Associate in Science degree in PTA.

Financial Fact Sheet

Please view the Physical Therapist Assistant Program Financial Fact Sheet.

Student Outcomes

Summary of the PTA program outcomes averages over the most recent two-year time period (2022-23):

  • Graduation rate:  87%
  • Ultimate NPTE pass rate:  98%
  • First time NPTE pass rate: 96%
  • Employment rate:  100%

Career Opportunities

Information about careers as a physical therapist can be found on our career opportunities page.

Information

Need additional information? Complete the PTA Information Request Form.

Contact

Healthcare Programs
850 South SR 434
Altamonte Springs FL, 32714
407.404.6196 | 407.404.6207 fax
Office: ALT-303