A Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) works under the command of a licensed PT or physical therapist to help with a patient’s therapy program compliant with federal rules and state practice acts.

The purpose of writing a cover letter for a Physical Therapist Assistant Resume is to persuade the employer to read your resume and ask you for an interview. You should write a tailored and attractive cover letter every time you reply to PTA job advertisement. Your aim is to show that your skills, abilities and qualifications fit the requirements for the position. Examine the job duties and position description carefully and pick-up related keywords to build-up your sentences. Try to relate your letter point by point to the needs by emphasizing major parts of your resume.

Look at the following sample which will give you a clear idea about writing an effective cover letter for PTA. This template and format is suitable for entry level as well as experienced candidates.


Physical Therapist Assistant Cover Letter Sample


Sara Johnson
87th Example Ave
Jasper, IN 69854
(010) 000-9999
sara.johnson @ email . com

August 20, 2013

Ms. Claire Doe
Senior Manager HR
Golden Living
363 New South Street
Jasper, IN 65987


Dear Ms. Doe:

I am writing to express my interest in obtaining a Physical Therapist Assistant position with Golden Living. Along with my Associate Degree in Physical Therapy Assistance, current Indianapolis PTA licensure and one year’s practical experience, I have the potential and ability to make a change in the patients’ life.

From my education and trainings, I have developed solid expertise in assisting a Physical Therapist, and have applied these skills through continuous work with different organizations. Per your requirements, I can offer you extensive skills in:

• Providing physical therapy treatment under the direction of a registered physical therapist
• Maintaining proper and exact records on all patients and residents
• Instructing patient families or nursing personnel in maintenance program
• Performing additional assignments given by the PT

Furthermore, I have good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to meet deadlines effectively, and a proven ability to maintain good relationships with patients and their families. My enclosed resume contains more details about my qualifications and capabilities.

As an enthusiastic Physical Therapist Assistant, I would very much appreciate the opportunity of an interview to discuss more about this position. I will call your office during the week of 10-15 March to see if an interview can be arranged on your convinience. In the meantime, I can be reached on the above mentioned contact number or email address.


Sincerely yours,

Sara Johnson

Enc. Resume