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Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • 74 credits
  • Delivery Method: On-Campus

Why Study Physical Therapist Assistant at LSC?

Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN offers a learning environment like no other in the nation! Our college has an outpatient physical therapy clinic on campus. As a physical therapist student, you’ll get hands-on experience by providing low-cost physical therapy services to members of the community under the supervision of faculty members. In addition, you’ll get clinical experiences off campus. This hands-on, real world approach to learning and the experience gained gives Lake Superior College physical therapist assistant graduates an advantage during the search for employment.

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Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Health Science right for you?

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 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 Program Application Window is open.

Accepted/Current LSC Students: Apply to the program.

Prospective LSC Students: Learn more about the application process.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Learn how to minimize physical disability, movement dysfunction, and pain
  • Implement a comprehensive treatment plan developed by a physical therapist
  • Observe and assess the patient’s condition
  • Teach exercises and activities of daily living
  • Use specialized equipment
  • Document patient treatment
  • Observe the patient’s response to treatment
  • Participate in discharge planning and follow-up care


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 .


Program Resources

Community Resources

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

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