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Physical Therapist Assistant

You can help. Patients suffering from various physical disabilities, movement dysfunctions, and pains work with 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.

All application process steps must be completed by the application priority deadline of December 15, 2024, to be considered for the fall 2025 program. Applications received on or after the priority deadline will be reviewed for consideration to the wait list. Late applicants are encouraged to complete the required application steps in a timely manner. Read more details in the PTA Brochure (banner below). 

The Physical Therapist Assistant program supervisor is Chris Barrett. She can be contacted by email: chris.barrett@lakeareatech.edu.

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. All states require graduates to pass the National Physical Therapy Exam in order to become licensed or certified.  Students must graduate from PTA programs that are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy to become eligible to sit for the NPTE.  Read more here regarding Professional Licensure Disclosures.

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Physical Therapist Assistant program at Lake Area Technical 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:accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 605-882-5284, extension 329 or email chris.barrett@lakeareatech.edu.

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