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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 Mary DeNotto, department chair, at 847.635.1857.

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IMPORTANT DATES


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.

August 31
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.


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