Help people stay active and healthy in the growing field of physical therapy

Physical therapist assistants are in demand. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of physical therapist assistants is expected to increase 46 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. NSCC’s Physical Therapist Assistant program prepares graduates to work under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist in a variety of health care settings, including rehabilitation facilities, schools, long-term care, home health care settings, pediatrics, acute care hospitals, orthopedics, and sports medicine clinics.

 Choose from two options:

  • Physical Therapist Assistant is a full-time day program designed to be completed in four semesters.
  • Physical Therapist Assistant – Part-Time Option is designed to be completed within six semesters, a great option for working adults with career and life obligations that make it difficult to attend classes on a full-time basis. Classes are offered during the day on weekdays only. 


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Application Process

NSCC’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program and Physical Therapist Assistant Part-Time Option require a selective admissions process and a separate application.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is closed for 2019 admission.

Next Steps

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If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising related questions, please contact or call 978-762-4160.

Program Requirements

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North Shore Community College is an accredited nonprofit institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Program Acrcreditation

NSCC’s Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapist Education (CAPTE). Information regarding accreditation and professional licensure may be obtained from the following organizations:

Commission on Accreditation for Physical Education (CAPTE)
111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: 703-706-3245

If you need to contact the program/institution directly, please call 978-762-4165 or email

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