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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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In spite of having a bachelor’s degree, Anita Taylor ’86 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She found her niche at Oakton.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


July 2
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

July 4
Independence Day holiday College closed.

July 6
Independence Day holiday observance, no classes. College open.

July 7
Last day to withdraw with a "W" (no withdrawals after mid-term). Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after July 7.

July 23
Incomplete (I) grades from spring 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

July 30
Classes end.

August 3
Faculty grading due.

August 3
Second summer interim classes begin.

August 17
Faculty return for fall 2015 semester.

August 21
Second summer interim classes end.

August 24
Fall 2015 semester classes begin.

August 25
Second summer interim faculty grading due.

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