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Physical Therapist Assistant

Erin DiCapo, DPT, PT, NCS
Program Director
 
Healthcare


To Apply to Program:
 

  • Complete program prerequisite courses.  
  • Submit official college transcripts.  
  • Calculate admissions cumulative GPA.  
  • Apply to Program in Student Portal [my.ccc.edu] 
  • Submit an Admissions Packet. 



  

To Learn More About Program and Admissions: 

The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum provides specialized educational and clinical experiences to prepare graduates for the National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTAE) and to gain employment in a variety of direct patient care settings under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapist assistants work with patients of all ages to improve meaningful function through selected treatment interventions, data collection methods, prevention measures, and patient education. Coursework includes the study of human anatomy and physiology, human movement and kinesiology, the consequences of disease or injury, and physical therapy treatment for a variety of patient conditions affecting humans throughout the lifespan. Clinical education is provided through a variety of partnerships with hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, outpatient physical therapy clinics, and home health agencies. Students entering clinical education experiences will be required to provide a criminal background check and drug screening test before or during each rotation in addition to other requirements of the clinical education site.               



  

Program Mission 

The physical therapist assistant program at Malcolm X College, a contemporary institution, offers an innovative and career-focused education to students of diverse backgrounds.  The program aspires to equip learners with the competencies to become licensed physical therapist assistants committed to excellence and caring in clinical practice and inspired to respond to the needs of a dynamic society.                                                          



  

Admission Requirements 

Step 1: Applicants will be qualified to apply if all pre-requisites are completed or will be completed by the end of Spring 2019 term. 
 

  • Course Requirements: 
    • English 101 
    • Biology 116 
    • Math 118 
    • Physics 131 
    • Psychology 201 
    • ESSS 101 
    • ESSS 102 
    • ESSS 103 
    • ESSS 112 
  • Admission Requirements: 
    • Admissions cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher 
    • Official college transcripts from all colleges attending outside of City Colleges of Chicago. All transcripts should be submitted to the Malcolm X College Office of Registrar Services.   

Step 2: Additional admission requirements will be found in the PTA Admission Packet sent to all qualified applicants. The following documents must be emailed to the email address provided in the packet: background check; signed Clinical Placement Waiver and Release Form; Observation hours; 2 Letters of Recommendations; Personal Essays     

Step 3: The final step of the admission process is an in-person interview for select candidates.      



  

Accreditation 

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Malcolm X College is accredited by: 
    

      

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
703-706-3245
accreditation@apta.org   


If needing to contact the 
Physical Therapist Assistant program/institution directly, please call 312-850-7021 or email edicapo@ccc.edu.   

Licensure    

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at Malcolm X College will prepare students to become licensed physical therapist assistants after successfully passing the National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTE-PTA).             



  

Submitting Application within Student Portal (my.ccc.edu ) 

  • Under “My Academic Plan” 
  • Within “Academic Planning” 
  • Click “Selective Application”



  

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Programs

Physical Therapist Assistant
 

Faculty & Staff

​Name & Title ​Phone ​Email ​Room
Erin DiCapo, Program Director                       
​312-850-7021 edicapo@ccc.edu 2103-C
Hannah Tulchinsky, ACCE
htulchinsky@ccc.edu​


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