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Physical Therapist Assistant

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

  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic Heat and Cold
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Traction

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.

Students may begin the application process in September for the next fall’s PTA class. The next application deadline is December 19, 2020. Read more details in the PTA Brochure (banner below). 

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Physical Therapy Assistant program at Lake Area Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245;; website:

The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information click here.  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Chris Barrett at 605-882-5284 ext. 329 or

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