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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$57,500

2016 Boston-area Median Wage.

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Get in touch

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

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

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Accreditation

North Shore Community College is an accredited public 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 Accreditation

The PTA program at North Shore Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapist Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly please call Mary Meng-Lee at 978-762-4165. 

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