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SOLEX College is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

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 Are you interested in a rewarding career? Do you like to help people? Our program is designed to prepare students to function as Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) who work directly with patients under the direction of a physical therapist. Students gain the knowledge of how and why difficulties in movement occur, how to improve mobility, relieve pain and how to prevent or limit physical disability through the use of therapeutic techniques.

With the proper physical therapist assistant training, PTAs can work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, outpatient facilities, school systems, home health or skilled nursing facilities.

Now Is a Great Time To Become a
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)!

Upcoming PTA General Education Start Dates:

 Summer Semester ‘14

Enrollment Deadline: 5/5/14
FAFSA Deadline: 5/19/14
Semester Start: 6/2/14

Fall Semester ‘14

Enrollment Deadline: 7/28/14
FAFSA Deadline: 8/11/14
Semester Start: 8/25/14

  • Work in a challenging and rewarding field
  • Secure a job in a field that is expected to grow 35% through 2018
  • According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) it is one of the top 50 growing occupations in the state
This field is expected to grow 35% through 2018 and, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, is one of the top 50 growing occupations in the state.

Program Quick Facts

Award Level AAS Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant
Program Length 22 Months
Program Hours 75 credit hours
Program Tuition

Selective Entrance Requirements

To enroll into the Physical Therapist Assistant program students must meet the college requirements for admittance and in addition:

  • Non-US college/university transcripts must be evaluated by a professional service and submitted to SOLEX College.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED). Non-US high school diplomas/transcripts will need to be evaluated by SOLEX College which may require translation or further documentation.
  • Achieve a minimum composite score of 21 on the Wonderlic SLE test within two years prior to the application deadline or achieve a minimum composite score of 19 on the ACT.
  • Complete general education coursework with a minimum grade of a “C” in each course. Official transcripts are required for non-SOLEX College credit.
  • All science general education courses must be completed within 5 years of beginning the technical education phase of the program.
  • Respond satisfactorily to prospective PTA student interview with Program Director or designee
  • Documentation of required PT Observation Hours
  • Two (2) completed Letters of Recommendation

Have questions or ready to get started?

Call us at 312-970-1375 to speak to an admissions representative or request more information via e-mail.


Effective November 7th, 2012, SOLEX College PTA Program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.