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General Student Information

Prospective Students (with an easy search tool for schools in your area)

Current PT & PTA Students

APTA National Student Conclave:
October 31 - November 2, 2019 - Albuquerque, NM

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New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners


What does it take to become a Physical Therapist (PT) or Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) in New Jersey?

  • To become a Physical Therapist Assistant you will need to obtain an Associate's degree, as a matriculated student at a community college. It generally takes about 2 years to earn an Associate's degree. To work in New Jersey a PTA must be licensed by the state; then work under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.
  • To become a Physical Therapist you need to obtain a Master's degree in physical therapy or a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree before taking the licensure exam that allows you to practice as a PT. 

How to become a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant
(for High School and Undergrad Students)

"Move Toward a Physical Therapist Career (.ppt)" is an APTA PowerPoint slideshow intended for use by high school and college students who are interested in learning more about physical therapist education and careers. Physical therapists are also invited to use the slides for presentations at college and career fairs.

Occupational Outlook Handbook-United States Department of Labor / Bureau of Labor Statistics


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