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

Please note: The Physical Therapist Assistant–Military Bridge AAS 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 AAS degree by students who have been formally accepted into the program.

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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

Updates have been made to admission requirements and/or pre-program course work for Fall of 2023.  Please see an advisor for changes.

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

Program Guide


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Lake Superior College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: [email protected]; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (218) 733-7632 or email [email protected].


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.

Community Resources

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

Learn more about this program at the next Healthcare Program Open House

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