Overview

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 therapy 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

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

PTA – Military Bridge Program

Program Resources

Allied Health and Nursing Forms PTA Information Military Bridge PTA Information

Are you ready to take the next step?

$16,000

Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Tuition & Fees

2 Years

The physical therapy assistant degree may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Physical therapy technician
  • Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA)

Duluth Median Wage

$22

Minnesota Median Wage

$24

US Median Wage

$26

Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.

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Call us at 218-733-7600

 

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Accreditation

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.

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