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Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Explore an exciting career in physical therapy!

Physical therapy is an exciting, demanding profession requiring frequent standing, walking and occasional heavy lifting. Patients range in age from newborn to more than 100 years old. Physical therapists and assistants provide direct patient care of individuals who experience temporary or permanent disability due to pain, injury, disease or birth defects. Some examples of patient diagnoses include: stroke; broken bones; strained muscles of the back, leg, or shoulder; muscle weakness; cerebral palsy; burns; wounds; and cancer.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is a limited access program, in which both program admission and course registration are restricted to a certain number of students meeting predetermined criteria. Please see the application information packet for admissions and acceptance criteria.

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Physical Therapist Assistant

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CF PTA Program Graduate Statistics

2019 Graduates 2020 Graduates 2021 Graduates 2022 Graduates
# Admitted 25 25 23 20
Average GPA (at admission to PTA) 3.53 3.39 3.48 3.52
Average Age (at admission to PTA) 29 30 26 23
Average PSB Score PR (at admission to PTA) 72 69 74 75
Graduation Rate (CAPTE standard) 84% 84% 85% 78%
First Time Pass Rate on Licensure Exam 93.8% 100% 88% 61.50%
Ultimate Pass Rate on Licensure Exam 100% 100% 100% 92.3%
Employment Rate (sought employment) 100% 100% 100% 100%


2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Two-year Average Graduation Rate 88.9% 84.6% 86%
Two-year Average Employment Rate 100% 100% 100%
Two-year Average Licensure Pass Rate 100% 100% 96.67%
The PTA Program at College of Central Florida is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; Telephone: 703-706-3245. Email:, If needing to contact the program directly, please call 352-854-2322 x1442 or email

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