Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN offers a learning environment like no other in the nation! Our college has an outpatient physical therapy clinic on campus. As a physical therapist student, you’ll get hands-on experience by providing low-cost physical therapy services to members of the community under the supervision of faculty members. In addition, you’ll get clinical experiences off campus. This hands-on, real world approach to learning and the experience gained gives Lake Superior College physical therapist assistant graduates an advantage during the search for employment.

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Skills & Knowledge

  • Learn how to minimize physical disability, movement dysfunction, and pain
  • Implement a comprehensive treatment plan developed by a physical therapist
  • Observe and assess the patient’s condition
  • Teach exercises and activities of daily living
  • Use specialized equipment
  • Document patient treatment
  • Observe the patient’s response to treatment
  • Participate in discharge planning and follow-up care

Career Information

Plan Your Education

The Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

PTA Program Guide

Program Resources

Allied Health and Nursing Forms More PTA Program Information

Related Degree

We also have a unique, online, degree completion pta military-bridge program specifically for military-trained physical therapy specialists and technicians.

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Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree (on-campus program).

Tuition & Fees

2 Years

The physical therapist assistant degree may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete (on-campus program).

Contact Us

Call us at 218-733-7600


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Community Resources

If you are interested in helping our students learn and getting low-cost physical therapy: Sign up for our physical therapy clinic


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Lake Superior 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: http://www.capteonline.org.   If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (218) 733-7632 or email jane.worley@lsc.edu.

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