How to Become a Physical Therapist Assistant in Wyoming

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Physical therapist assistants in the state of Wyoming provide valuable services for physical therapy patients.

They perform their duties under the direct supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist.

A person who has not completed the state requirements to become a physical therapist assistant is not permitted to perform any of the duties or responsibilities of a Wyoming physical therapist assistant.

Completing the state requirements provides physical therapist assistants in Wyoming with a pathway to success in a field that has excellent opportunities.

Physical therapist assistant occupation is a rapidly growing field.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that the career field is expected to experience “much faster than average” growth for several years.

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How to Become a Physical Therapist Assistant in Wyoming

Title 33-25-101(v) defines a physical therapist as a person who is “certified pursuant to this act and who assists a licensed physical therapist in lawfully delegated components of physical therapy subject to the provisions of this act and rules and regulations of the board.”

Wyoming’s residents who want to become physical therapist assistants comply with several requirements.

Submit Application with Required Fees and Documentation

The state requires that individuals who want to become physical therapist assistants complete the required application.

They submit the required application fees with their application.

Applicants submit proof of lawful residence in the U.S. They also submit a recent unmounted photograph.

The state of Wyoming requires that the photograph is a full-face photo.

Wyoming physical therapist assistant applicants also complete the requirements for a criminal background check.

Complete Required Education Program

Residents of Wyoming who want to submit an application to become a physical therapist assistant must successfully complete a physical therapist assistant program that is accredited by an approved national agency.

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is the accrediting body.

The state requires submission of an official transcript that gives evidence of graduation from a nationally accredited physical therapist assistant program.

Pass Required Exams

Physical therapist assistant applicants in Wyoming complete the required exams to become eligible to work in the state.

Title 33 reveals that the physical therapist assistant exam must “test for requisite knowledge and skills in the technical application of physical therapy.”

The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy requires that anyone who fails their exam the first time must pay another examination fee each time that the applicant repeats the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE).

Physical therapist assistant applicants must also successfully complete the state jurisprudence exam.

Applicants must have a minimum score of 75 percent on the jurisprudence exam.

Applicants who present certification or licensure as current physical therapist assistants in another jurisdiction may be exempt from taking the required Wyoming certification or licensure examinations.

The verification must show that the person is certified or licensed without restriction.

Comply with License Renewal Requirements

Physical therapist assistants in Wyoming must renew their license by October 1 of every year.

The state physical therapy board indicates that it is the person’s requirement to make sure that the renewal process is completed by the required date.

The state requires that physical therapist assistants submit proof of the completion of 30 continuing competence units with their license renewal every two years.

They must also submit proof of a minimum of a 75 percent passing score on the jurisprudence exam every two years by the licensure renewal date.

Physical Therapist Assistant Schools in Wyoming

Wyoming has one college that offers an accredited physical therapist assistant program.

Laramie County Community College Laramie County Community College 

Laramie County Community College offers its Physical Therapy Assistant Associate in Applied Science program at the school’s main campus.

The main campus is located in Cheyenne, WY.

The program had a 100 percent graduation rate for the 2022-2023 school year.

All program graduates obtained employment.

The physical therapy assistant program is a five-semester program.

Physical therapy assistant program students are required to pass each course with a minimum grade of “C” in each course.

The program consists of 72 credit hours. Students complete courses in the traditional classroom format.

They also complete clinical practicums.

Physical therapy assistant students are expected to carry their health insurance.

Some courses in the program include Introduction to Physical Therapist Assistant, Functional Kinesiology for the Physical Therapist Assistant, and Therapeutic Procedures.

Students also complete Orthopedics, Human Physiology, and Pathophysiology.

Laramie County Community College has physical therapy assistant program goals that include graduating competent physical therapist assistants who are prepared to work in entry-level positions.

The school also works to produce physical therapist assistants who are prepared to pass the required physical therapist assistant exams.

Top 1 Schools in Wyoming

School NameAddress
Laramie County Community College1400 E College Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82007, United States


The median salary for physical therapist assistants in Wyoming is $58,601.

Several things may affect the salary that a physical therapist assistant earns in Wyoming.

The city where a physical therapist assistant works may affect their salary.

A physical therapist assistant who works in Casper earns a median salary of $59,701.

Physical therapist assistants who work in Jackson, WY have a median salary of $65,401.

Annual Salary Range:

Average Salary of Physical Therapist Assistants in Wyoming

City NameSalary
Rock Springs$59,501
* Salary information last updated 2024

Regional Salary in Wyoming

RegionEmployedAvg. Annual SalaryAvg. Hourly PayTop 10% Annual SalaryBottom 10% Annual Salary
Casper, WY30$52,280$25.14$75,040$32,520
Cheyenne, WY30$61,040$29.35$86,250$48,570
* Salary information based on the May 2022 Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey for Physical Therapist Assistants, OCC Code 31-2021, BLS.
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do physical therapist assistants introduce themselves to patients?

The state prohibits anyone who is not a physical therapist from introducing themselves to a physical therapist.

Physical therapist assistants introduce themselves as a physical therapist assistant.

What is the function of physical therapist assistants?

The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy, Chapter 7, Section 5 explains that the function of physical therapist assistants is to assist the physical therapist in patient-related activities.

They also perform delegated duties that are consistent with their education, experience, and training.

Am I allowed to work as a physical therapist assistant if I forget to renew my license?

Physical therapist assistants who do not renew their certification or license by the required date are not allowed to practice as a physical therapist assistant until their license is renewed.

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