Physical Therapist Assistant


Physical Therapist Assistant

You can help. Patients suffering from various physical disabilities, movement dysfunctions, and pains go to Physical Therapist Assistants for help with their treatment plans, which might include:

  • therapeutic exercises
  • therapeutic heat and cold
  • massage therapy
  • ultrasound
  • electric current therapy
  • ultraviolet therapy
  • traction therapy


As a student of our 20 month nationally accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program, you'll get the latest and most effective classroom instruction, as well as important clinical experience.

Interested? You should be physically fit, as PTAs often have to do moderate to heavy lifting. You should also have strong people skills, and a background in the biological sciences.

Upon successful completion of required courses, you will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and will be eligible to take the national certification exam. The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Lake Area Technical Institute is accredited by the Commission
on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. Students in programs which customarily lead to professional licensure are responsible for determining whether or not this program or course meets requirements for licensure in the state in which the student resides or intends to reside upon graduation. We encourage you to contact the licensure agency noted above for additional information or the program faculty for assistance.

Students may begin the application process for the 2016 class in September 2015. The application deadline is December 22, 2015. Read more details in the PTA brochure.

"Employment of physical therapist assistants is expected to grow by 35 percent from 2008 through 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations." -US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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