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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 program 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:; website:  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 309-268-8673 or email

Accredited by CAPTE Verify Status


Program Outcomes

View the Physical Therapist Assistant's Program Statistics (PDF).

View the Physical Therapist Assistant's PTA Outcomes (PDF) summary data.

View the Physical Therapist Assistant's Assessment of Mission and Goals (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 15
Applicants notified about admission. November 15

PTA Upcoming Events

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

    Day Time Room

    Beginning May 1 until further notice, informational meetings will be held virtually utilizing ZOOM.  Please continue to check this site for dates and additional information.

     July 13, 2020

    5 pm Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for the meeting that you would like to attend.

     August 10, 2020

    5 pm Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for the meeting that you would like to attend.

    Please contact the following program coordinator and request the ZOOM link for the meeting that you would like to attend:

    Medical Assistant - Please contact Martha Stearns at

    Nursing - Please contact Tara Morris at

    Physical Therapist Assistant - Please contact Daryl Menke at

    Radiography - Please contact Jo Gramley at

    Work Ready Programs* - Please contact Kelly Pyle at

    * Work Ready Programs currently consist of Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Phlebotomy, and Veterinary Assistant.

  • Students applying for the 2021 Physical Therapist Assistant program must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). To schedule the TEAS test, please log into your myHeartland account, click on Appointments, Allied Health, TEAS Testing. Check your myHeartland for email confirmation. A $70.00 fee must be paid by credit card at the time of testing. Study guides are available at 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.

    PLEASE NOTE:  Secondary to current conditions related to COVID-19, the ATI - TEAS will only be provided virtually online from May 1, 2020, until the foreseeable future.

    ATI is partnering with Proctorio to virtually proctor assessments.

    In addition to the normal fee, there is an additional $5.00 proctor fee.

    Technical requirements:

    In the event a student has technical difficulties or problems with the technology requirements, he/she should contact HCC Admissions at the following:


Contact PTA

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

Email PTA

Amanda Garard

Coordinator of Admission
Phone: 309-268-8058