Source: MN DEED website as of March 2019.
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.
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.
Plan Your Education
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.
Lake Superior College is successfully removing barriers for military veterans. The Physical Therapist Assistant–Military Bridge program eliminates time and financial barriers for both veterans and taxpayers, who would otherwise pay both for the initial military training and for the re-training outside the military, through veterans’ federal education benefits.
Flexible scheduling: Participants are enrolled from all over the U.S and overseas, providing flexibility in setting their own schedules in studying and learning.
Potential Career Opportunities
US Median Wage
The physical therapist assistant degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (218) 733-7632 or email email@example.com.