• Applications are due by March 1 and are accepted as space allows after March 1.
  • The Physical Therapist Assistant program starts in Fall semester.
  • “Pre-program” courses (shown in the program guide) can be in-process at the time you submit your application but you must be able to complete these courses by the time the program begins.
  • “Required” PTA-specific courses (shown in the program guide) can only be taken by students who have been formally accepted into the program.
  • Official program acceptance occurs only when all program entry requirements have been satisfied and the program has notified the student of their acceptance.

Program Application Window

The Application Window for the PTA Program is from December 1, 2023 to August 15, 2024.

Do you have Military Physical Therapy Experience?

Lake Superior College offers a 20-credit, fully online AAS degree completion program for military-trained physical therapy personnel. Learn more about PTA-Military Bridge or Apply to the PTA-Military Bridge program.

Become an LSC student

  • Apply to LSC

    Before you apply to the PTA program you must apply and become an LSC student.

  • Declare your major

    When you apply to become an LSC student, choose PTA as your major. If you change your major after you apply to LSC, make sure to meet with an advisor.

  • Have you been an LSC student before?

    If you’ve taken classes for credit at LSC in the last 2 years, don’t reapply. If it’s been 2 years or more since you took a class, you need to apply to become an LSC student again.


LSC Professional Advisors

We highly recommend you meet with a Health Sciences Academic Advisor as you begin your program and throughout to address any questions you may have.

Background check

If you have been arrested, charged, or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge, or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study.


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: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (218) 733-7632 or email [email protected].

Student selection

The PTA program enrolls 20 students each fall. Students who become LSC students and complete all PTA pre-program requirements will be admitted to the PTA program as long as there are available seats in the program. Students are ranked by the date on which their final program requirement was met, and when they completed their application to LSC / declared PTA as their program.