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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 off-campus. 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. Contact Jennifer Crowley, health career advisor, at jcrowley@oakton.edu or 847.635.1844 for information regarding enrollment requirements, application procedures and deadlines.

If you have questions or concerns, contact Luanne Olson, program chair, at 847.376.7182.

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IMPORTANT DATES


April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.

May 12, 13
Evaluation Days.

May 13
Last day of student attendance.

May 16
First summer 2016 interim classes begin.

May 16
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 17
Faculty grading due.

May 17
Commencement.

May 30
Memorial Day holiday, College closed.

June 6
Summer 2016 eight-week session classes begin.

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