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Pennsylvania requires that the graduate of an accredited PTA program pass the National Physical Therapy Examination for the Physical Therapist Assistant administered by The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

Information relevant to the application process and requirements of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania can be accessed via the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy or the Federation of the State Boards of Physical Therapy website.

Students planning on practicing outside of the Commonwealth should access the above websites for information specific to that state's requirements.

Additional Professional Resources:

Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association

American Physical Therapy Association

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education


Contact Information

Dr. Rosemarie Petrilla
PTA Program Coordinator
Phone: 570-450-3042
Email: rxp21@psu.edu