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Physical Therapist Assistant - Military Bridge

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • 74 credits
  • Delivery Method: Online

Why Study Physical Therapist Assistant - Military Bridge at LSC?

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 no waiting list. 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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Health science workers promote health and wellness. They diagnose and treat injuries and disease. As a physician, dentist, or nurse, you could work directly with patients. You could also work in a laboratory to get information used in research or provide administrative support by keeping medical records.

Plan Your Education

The Physical Therapist Assistant - Military Bridge Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

This program has additional entry requirements.

The Physical Therapist Assistant - Military Bridge Program Application Window is open.

Accepted/Current LSC Students: Apply to the program.

Prospective LSC Students: Learn more about the application process.

View pre-program requirements and other requirements for accepted students.

 

Program Features

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.

Accreditation

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: ; If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (218) 733-7632 or email .

Skills and 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.

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