Physical Therapist Assistant

***PROSPECTIVE PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT (PTA) STUDENTS: Application Deadline Extension for Fall 2019!***

PTA Program applications are being accepted through Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 5 p.m. Applications must be submitted to the faculty office in Health Science Hall.
Click here for the application.

Acceptance notifications will be sent on Monday, July 22.

If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Dr. Barbara Shelby, Dean of Health, Liberal Arts and Public Service at

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Zane State College

If accepted into the Physical Therapist Assistant program you will take part in challenging classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences to gain the knowledge necessary to function as an integral, critical thinking member of a rehabilitation team.

To practice in the state of Ohio, you must graduate from our five-semester program as well as take and pass both the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) for the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and the Ohio Jurisprudence Exam. Upon licensure you will you work under the supervision and direction of a physical therapist (PT).

You will find employment opportunities as a PTA in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities, home health, outpatient and sports clinics, and schools. Your versatile skill set will serve you well across many treatment settings and age ranges.

You may only join the Physical Therapist Assistant program via a selective admissions process. You must complete observation with a licensed PT or PTA and demonstrate readiness for anatomy & physiology, college-level math, and English. You may access detailed lists of application criteria and procedures using the Program and Application Information link below.

Course Curriculum

Program Highlights

  • Extensive Clinical Experience - Over 650 clinical hours at 3 separate sites!
  • 100 % License Exam Pass Rate – Two-year average on both the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) for the PTA and the Ohio Jurisprudence Exam.
  • Individualized Attention – Get to know your faculty well and receive the personal attention you need to be successful. Small class sizes = No more than 20 students per lecture course and no more than 10 in each lab section.

Application and Program Materials

Degree Details

Major: Physical Therapist Assistant
: Associate of Applied Science
Location: On Campus
Duration: 2 Years
Type: Health


Lori Wahl, or 740.588.1312

Helen Rollins, or 740.588.4112


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Zane State College is accredited by the:
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

telephone: 703-706-3245

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 740.588.1312 or email