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Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program prepares students to provide skilled, direct patient care under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist in a variety of health care settings. Courses at the Des Plaines campus include classroom and laboratory instruction in such therapeutic interventions as heat and cold applications, electrotherapy, and therapeutic exercise. Students enrich their learning through a planned clinical experience in facilities located within a 50-mile radius of Des Plaines. Graduates are eligible to take the Illinois state licensing examination for Physical Therapist Assistants.

Because PTA is a limited admission program, it is strongly recommended students attend an Information Session prior to applying. Call Betsy Elsaesser, Program Advisor, 847.376.7019 or e-mail betsye@oakton.edu for information regarding enrollment requirements, application procedures and deadlines.

If you have questions or concerns, contact Mary DeNotto, department chair, at 847.635.1857.

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IMPORTANT DATES


March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 13
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 16 -22
Spring Break.

March 23
Classes resume after Spring Break

March 25
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

March 29
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 8
Registration opens for fall 2015 semester.

May 14, 15
Evaluation Days.

May 15
Last day of student attendance.

May 18
First summer 2015 interim classes begin.

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