Physical Therapist Assistant

Bring Motion to Life as a Physical Therapist Assistant

As a selective admission program, the PTA program enrollment is limited to 16 students per year. Decision for admission is based on achievement of minimum academic criteria, residency and the quality of the applicant's credentials in relation to those of other applicants.

Program Accreditation

Physical Therapist Assistant at Heartland Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314; telephone 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org.

Website:  www.capteonline.org

Program Statistics (PDF)

Public Comment Policy (PDF)

About the Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Important Deadlines

Event Deadline
Application process begins. April 1
Application Deadline. August 1
Supporting documentation due. September 1
Applicants notified about admission. November 15

PTA Upcoming Events

Physical Therapist Assistant Information Meetings

We strongly recommend you attend one of these informational sessions. All information meetings are held at the main campus in Normal, IL.

Day Time Room
September 26, 2017
Tuesday
5 pm

Nursing - ICB 1809
PTA - ICB 1802
Radiography - ICB 1710

March 7, 2018
Wednesday
5 pm

Nursing - ICB 1809
PTA - ICB 1802
Radiography - ICB 1710

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Schedule

Students applying for the 2019 Physical Therapist Assistant program must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) at one of the following times. To schedule the TEAS test, please log into your myHeartland account, click on Appointments, Allied Health, TEAS Testing. Check your myHeartland for email confirmation. Walk-ins are not permitted. A $58.00 fee must be paid by credit card at the time of testing. Study guides are available at www.atitesting.com or the Heartland Community College Library. Students may retake the TEAS one time within the application period. The highest grade within the application period will be used for evaluation. TEAS scores are valid for a period of two years.

Day Time

TEAS testing for 2019 admission will be offered April - August, 2018.

Test dates will be posted in March 2018.

Contact PTA

ICB 2800
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8740
Fax: 309-268-7958

Email PTA

Amanda Rambo

Coordinator of Admission
Phone: 309-268-8058
Email: Amanda.Rambo@heartland.edu