TherapyEd’s one-day Prep Class creates a social learning atmosphere that is individual, responsive, immediate and dynamic. Our expert instructors motivate students to prepare for the PTA exam and provide the best tools and resources to implement an efficient and successful study plan.
TherapyEd’s PTA Exam Preparation Course
TherapyEd’s Prep Class, PTA Review & Study Guide, class manual and Online Resources are up-to-date for the current exam. With over 30 years of experience, TherapyEd is the best company to give you the knowledge, experience, and expertise needed to pass the PTA exam the first time.
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PTA Prep Course
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June 16, 2023
Concorde Career College
Garden Grove, California
June 16, 2023
Lone Star College
July 14, 2023
Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (Mountain Time Zone)
July 22, 2023
Fort Myers, Florida
August 14, 2023
Concorde Career College
North Hollywood, California
August 21, 2023
Black Hawk College
August 25, 2023
Southern Union State Community College
September 8, 2023
New England Institute of Technology
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
September 11, 2023
Royal Oak, Michigan
September 15, 2023
November 4, 2023
7:30 – 8:00 AM Sign in
8:00 – 9:00 AM Introduction: Breaking down the NPTAE
9:00 – 10:45 AM Strategies (Questions & Reasoning)
10:45 – 12:30 PM Content Test Items
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 2:15 PM Content Test Items
2:15 – 3:15 PM Anxiety Management
3:15 – 3:45 PM Formulating Individualized Study Plans, Exam Day Preparation
3:45 – 4:20 PM Content Test Items
4:20 – 4:30 PM Course Evaluation
The schedule may vary depending on the course and the questions asked. We are committed to helping all students succeed on the exam and answering all questions may take longer than outlined on the schedule.
Angela Heaton PT, MSEd
Angela Heaton is an Instructor for TherapyEd and the director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at James A. Rhodes State College and the interim Dean of Health Sciences. She graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy and received a Master’s degree in Administrative Higher Education from the University of Dayton. Angela is actively involved in the didactic education of the PTA. She has been a program educator for 27 years and currently serves as a team leader for on-site program visits for the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). She also served on the PTA panel commission of CAPTE from 2009-2013. In October of 2011, Angela was selected as Ohio’s Educator of the Year by the Ohio Association of Two Year Colleges. Angela, along with her PTA faculty, received the 2016 Faculty Innovation Award from the American Association of Community Colleges for their innovative implementation of tablet technology into the PTA curriculum.
Jane S Baldwin PT, DPT
Dr. Baldwin is an Instructor for TherapyEd and has been teaching courses for over sixteen years. She received her physical therapy education at Northeastern University and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Simmons College. Jane is also a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurological Physical Therapy. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA and practices at Spaulding Rehab Outpatient Center in their Pediatrics and Neurology/Integrated Rehabilitation Programs. She is actively involved in the American Physical Therapy Association both nationally and locally. She has served as Chief Delegate, Delegate, Vice President and Secretary. She has also served on several national and chapter task forces.
Tiffany Bohm PT, MPT, DPT
Dr. Bohm is an Instructor for TherapyEd and is currently the Dean and Director of PTA Education at Kansas City Kansas Community College. She received her Physical Therapy training from Rockhurst University and Simmons College and also works PRN in a variety of patient settings. Prior to becoming a faculty member, she worked as a pediatric therapist in the public school setting and provided outpatient pediatric therapy through her own company. She has presented at the KPTA conference on various topics pertinent to the PTA and at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meetings. She is an active member of the KPTA and serves as a team leader for CAPTE site visits.
Cindy Brandehoff PTA, BS
Professor Brandehoff is in Instructor for TherapyEd and the Academic Coordinator for Clinical Education and an instructor for the PTA Program at Rhodes State College in Lima Ohio, her alma mater. She received her bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Northwestern Ohio and serves as a site reviewer for the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). She has over 18 years of experience in a wide variety of practice settings as a clinician, educator and director of healthcare marketing.
Karen Ryan PTA
Karen Ryan is the Director for PTA Education at TherapyEd, a Senior Instructor, and editor of TherapyEd’s PTA Review & Study Guide. In addition she has 20 years of experience as a physical therapy clinician and as a PTA educator. Karen received her physical therapist assistant education and degree at St. Catherine’s College St. Mary’s Campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has worked in many practice settings throughout her career and is currently working as a physical therapist assistant and marketing director at a private practice, Back to Motion, in Denver Colorado. Throughout her career she has served in multiple elected and appointed positions for the APTA, Iowa and Colorado Chapters, and for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.
Steven G. Lesh PT, PhD, AT Ret.
Dr. Steven Lesh is an Instructor for TherapyEd and the curriculum director of the developing hybrid DPT program at Bowling Green State University. He earned his Bachelor’s of Health Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Missouri, completed a Master’s Degree in Public Administration through Arkansas State University, and received his Ph.D. in Organization and Management through the Business School at Capella University. Dr. Lesh successfully completed the requirements to earn the Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist credential from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) in 1999. He has extensive clinical experience in sports medicine, neurological rehabilitation, orthopedics, acute care, long term care, and home health and also has significant experience in administration. He has served on the faculty of John Brown University, Arkansas State University, Drexel University, the University of St. Augustine and Southwest Baptist University. Current research interests include sports medicine, outcomes in sports related concussion management, and blood flow restriction therapies.
Included with the course:
TherapyEd’s PTA Review & Study Guide
by O’SULLIVAN & SIEGELMAN, edited by KAREN RYAN
TherapyEd’s 6th edition PTA Review & Study Guide is up-to-date for the current exam with an advanced design for better comprehension and improved studying. The PTA Exam Review & Study Guide provides a comprehensive content review, 3 complete online practice exams, personalized feedback to determine individual strengths and weaknesses, and insightful Score Reports to guide your studying.
“A great instructor who really opened my eyes to my potential as a test-taker. This course has everything needed plus more. You are missing out without it.”
– Randell R. from Concorde Career College-Memphis
“This instructor was funny, smart, very knowledgeable, and kept my attention. This course was way better than Scorebuilders.”
– Ellen M., Concorde Career College-Memphis
“TherapyEd’s course addressed different learning styles and was easier for me to understand than Scorebuilders.”
– Kimberly K., Hawkeye Community College
“I wish I could have learned these study techniques earlier in my education.”
– Ashley H., Cecil College
“Very helpful and energizing course – made me excited to study because it gave me a plan of action.”
– Angelo A., Essex County College
“Instructor was wonderful. I feel much better than when I walked through the doors at the beginning of the course. I hope to use the anxiety techniques I learned. I now have a plan on how to study. I recommend that everyone take this course.”
– Kiera D., Lackawanna College
“Instructor was very reassuring and real on the type of path that needs to be taken in order to pass the exam. Course structure was well prepared and better than Scorebuilders’ structure.”
– Sara L., Rhodes State College
“I suggest every PTA student take this course!”
– Jacob C., Somerset Community College
“The textbooks alone are worth the cost of admission!”
– Tyler F., Somerset Community College
“After going through this course, I feel more in control of my study plan as well as more prepared for the exam itself. Wish I would have taken this course 8 weeks ago!”
– Kari W., Illinois Central College
About the Course
Take the course and follow the TherapyEd Path to Success:
Create an efficient and effective study plan
Learn how to analyze challenging practice questions
Assess individual strengths and weaknesses
Demonstrate improved critical reasoning and confidence on the PTA Exam
Audience Response Clickers create an even more dynamic Prep Class
Our goal at TherapyEd–our mission–is to help students pass the PTA exam the first time. Although most students who take our course pass the first time, sometimes life unfortunately intervenes and a student is not successful. We know this is difficult, disappointing, disheartening–and expensive!
If you take our course and do not pass the PTA exam, you can take the TherapyEd Exam Preparation course again, anywhere, anytime, FOR FREE. Just look at the schedule of upcoming courses, pick one out, contact us, and we will register you for the course at no charge.
With our course guarantee, our Online Office Hours, the best-selling Review & Study Guide, and rigorous practice questions, our commitment is to help students pass the exam and begin their professional careers. We hope all this will give you the confidence of our experience.