Physical Therapy Assistant Guide

Welcome to the PTA Guide, a physical therapy assistant education & career resource. We have everything you need to become a licensed PTA in your state. A few of the helpful things that you'll find here are information resources by state such as tools and info on PTA Schools, PTA license requirements, PTA Jobs, PTA salary data for states & major cities.
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PTA Schools in Illinois (IL)

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Illinois has 13 CAPTE accredited PTA schools. To get your State PTA license you need to pass the National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTAE) which requires you to complete an accredited PTA program. Below are the 13 accredited PTA Schools in Illinois, click to learn more about its PTA program.

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Accredited PTA Schools in Illinois

Accredited PTA Programs in Illinois Next Visitation Date
Black Hawk College
Moline, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2018
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2023
Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2023
Fox College
Tinley Park, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2015
Illinois Central College
Peoria, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2015
Kankakee Community College
Kankakee, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2015
Kaskaskia College
Centralia, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2020
Lake Land College
Effingham, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2018
Morton College
Cicero, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2017
Oakton Community College
Des Plaines, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2018
SOLEX College
Wheeling, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2018
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2017
Southwestern Illinois College
Belleville, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2020

PTA Schools in Illinois

There are a number of considerations when choosing between physical therapist assistant programs. Here is a quick list of a few of the most crucial factors to remember as you search for your physical therapist assistant program:

  • School size
  • Pass rates of the license test
  • Class and lab-room buildings
  • School expenses and opportunities for financial aid
  • School admission criteria

While you take these physical therapy assistant program things into thought, it can be beneficial to survey present-day college students and recent graduates of the PTA programs of curiosity. Also, interviewing employers whom have employed these graduates may provide you additional insight to each schools strengths and weaknesses.

More PTA Info for Illinois:

   

1) Click on any schools below to learn more about their programs
2) Under “Program of Interest” choose “Physical Therapist Assistant” or another degree of interest