Physical Therapist Assistant

Bringing Motion Back.

Physical Therapist Assistants work under the direction of a physical therapist to help patients recover from injuries, illnesses, and surgeries. You’ll use a variety of techniques and equipment to help your patient recover their mobility. Being a physical therapist assistant requires patience, empathy, and a wide knowledge of how our bodies work.  

At Fox College, our physical therapist assistant curriculum covers a broad base of knowledge, covering issues related to muscles, bones, nerves, ligaments, and tendons. You’ll spend the majority of your time taking classes directly related to your physical therapy career while learning in simulated clinical labs. 

We encourage you to visit us and learn why our physical therapist assistant graduates Finish First!

Click the button below to learn more about our on-time graduation rate, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information. 


Click the tabs below to learn more about our 18-month Physical Therapist Assistant program.

Program Info
Get Started


At Fox College, our physical therapist assistant faculty has real-world experience, so they can teach in the classroom what it takes to succeed.

Our class sizes are usually small, making it easier to get to know your teachers and get personal, one-on-one attention. You’ll be learning in our simulated physical therapy clinic, which houses the same types of equipment you’ll find on the job.

Ready to get started? Call us at 708.444.4500 or fill out our information request form



With Fox College's 18 month Physical Therapist Assistant program, you can learn about:

  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Kinesiology
  • Anatomy


Employment of physical therapist assistants is expected to increase 30% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.5

As a Fox College graduate, our career services department will help you start your physical therapist assistant career by finding the right job!

Ready to get started? Call us at 708.444.4500 or fill out our information request form.




Fox College graduates work in: 

  • Hospitals
  • Private medical offices
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Out-patient rehabilitation facilities


Fox College offers an 18-month Associate of Applied Science degree program. The program has been developed so you will spend the majority of your time in classes directly related to your physical therapist assistant career. You’ll also take a licensure exam prep course, where you can prepare to take your state exam.

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog. To see a sequential course roadmap by term, click here.

Ready to get started? Call us at 708.444.4500 or fill out our information request form. 





  • Introduction to Physical Therapy  
  • Functional Anatomy for PTA I 
  • Functional Anatomy for PTA II  
  • Patient Care I
  • Patient Care II 
  • Physical Agents I 
  • Kinesiology Theory I 
  • Kinesiology Laboratory I 
  • Kinesiology Theory II 
  • Kinesiology Laboratory II  
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Intervention 
  • Therapeutic Intervention Neuromuscular Pathologies
  • Therapeutic Intervention Neuromuscular Pathologies Laboratory 
  • Introduction to Disease 
  • Physical Agents II 
  • Manual Therapy Techniques  
  • Therapeutic Intervention Orthopedic Pathologies 
  • Therapeutic Intervention Orthopedic Pathologies Laboratory  
  • Therapeutic Intervention Special Populations
  • Therapeutic Intervention Special Populations Laboratory 
  • Therapeutic Intervention Special Populations II
  • Practice Clinical Simulation 
  • Special Topics in PT Practice
  • PTA Professional Issues I
  • PTA Professional Issues II
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Advanced Clinical Practicum


As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Fox College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Associate Degree Program
TUITION BY SEMESTER (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Semester 1-4 (cost per semester) $7,610
Semester 5 $2,600
Lab Fees Per Semester (Semesters 1-4 only) $420
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018- December 31, 2018)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit $50
Confirmation Deposit $50
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $2,335
*Associate Degree Program is 4.5 Semesters






The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Fox 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:


PTA Outcomes

For years 2014-2016, three-year averages are as follows:

75.1% of admitted students graduated from the program 7

98% of graduates passed the licensure exam 7

94.3% of graduates who were seeking employment were employed at six months after passing the NPTE  licensure exam (self-reported)7


Potential applicants may find the following information at institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.


Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student’s program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Fox College. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges, provided the grades received for the courses were “C” or better. The Director of Education will review transcript(s) from each individual student one time. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Fox College. Because programs at Fox College are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. A maximum of 25 semester credits will be accepted in transfer for students transferring credit who have less than a bachelor’s degree. 

Students who participated in the Advanced Placement program in their high schools may be granted credit provided they had scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement tests. Fox College does not grant life experience credit and does not accept transfer credit earned from any of these sources at another institution. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Fox College may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation. 

Fox College is a receiving institution within the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and satisfactorily completed the Transferable General Education Core Curriculum at any participating college or university in Illinois will be granted credit towards fulfilling Fox College’s general education requirements. 

Credit Transfer to Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Fox College are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Fox College are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Fox College nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. 

A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. Fox College will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program. 






Our Admissions department is waiting to help you. We will make it easy!

Schedule a tour so we can answer your questions and you can see what a day as a Fox College student is like!

Ready? Call us at 708.444.4500 or fill out our information request form




As a Fox College Physical Therapist Assistant student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work in only 18 months
  • Use our proactive career services department
  • Have smaller classes, focused on your career
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Finish First!