Lake Superior College offers a 20-credit, fully online A.A.S. degree completion program for military-trained therapy personnel. The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) A.A.S. degree is a requirement for licensure or registration as a PTA in most U.S. states.

Please note: The Physical Therapist Assistant–Military Bridge A.A.S. Degree program currently has a waiting list of 12-18 months.  Students may take general education courses required for the program prior to formal program acceptance, but PTA-specific courses can only be taken for Physical Therapist Assistant–Military Bridge program A.A.S. degree by students who have been formally accepted into the program.

Skills & Knowledge

The Physical Therapist Assistant–Military Bridge program provides an opportunity to become an educated health care provider who delivers physical therapy services under the supervision of a physical therapist.

A PTA is able to observe and assess the patient’s condition, teach exercises and activities of daily living, use specialized equipment, demonstrate professional skills while implementing treatment procedures, observe and document the patient’s response to treatment. Physical therapy practitioners minimize physical disability, movement dysfunction, and pain.


One of a kind: LSC’s Physical Therapist Assistant–Military Bridge program is recognized as the only online PTA degree-completion program in the nation for military-trained physical therapy personnel.

Flexible scheduling: Participants are enrolled from all over the U.S and overseas, providing flexibility in setting their own schedules in studying and learning.

Are you ready to take the next step?

Potential Career Opportunities

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

US Median Wage


Source: MN DEED website as of March 2019.

1 Year

The physical therapist assistant degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.

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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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