Prior to acceptance into the PTA-Military Bridge program, students must complete approved military training program admission criteria along with documented clinical work experience.

Documented clinical work experience

  1. Recommendation: You must obtain a positive recommendation from a supervising physical therapist who has supervised you as a PT Tech/Specialist for at least 6 months. Ask your supervising PT to complete the Recommendation Form and mail directly to Jane Worley, Program Director, 2101 Trinity Road, Duluth, MN 55811, or scan and email to jane.worley@lsc.edu.
  2. Skills Documentation: You must obtain a letter of verification from a PT clinic director, verifying 6 months recent experience (at least half time) as a PT Specialist/Technician (active) or 6 months recent experience in civilian clinic (discharged). Recent experience is defined as within the past 12 months. The work experience verification can be combined with the recommendation. Ask your supervising PT to complete the Skills Documentation Form and mail directly to Jane Worley, Program Director, 2101 Trinity Road, Duluth, MN 55811, or scan and email to jane.worley@lsc.edu.
  3. Verification of at least 6 months of recent work experience: this may come in the form of a letter and/or may be combined with the required recommendation form. Work experience cannot include time completing Phase 2 Military Training. Recent experience must be within the past 12 months. Ability to obtain a letter of verification from PT clinic director, verifying 6 months recent experience (at least half time) as a PT Specialist/Technician (active) or 6 months recent experience in civilian clinic (discharged). Recent experience is defined as within the past 12 months. The work experience verification can be combined with the recommendation.
  4. Applicants should contact Jane Worley at jane.worley@lsc.edu to verify receipt of all documents.