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Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is a six-quarter, full-time, daytime program with both morning and afternoon courses held Monday–Friday at the Kirkland Campus.

Admission to the PTA program is selective and requires a special application for admission.

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) and to apply for state licensure as a PTA. Licensure is required in the state of Washington. 

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Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS



The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: (703) 706-3245; email:; website:



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Selective Admission
(425) 739-8300

Kirkland Campus
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034


Advising & Admissions

Admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant program is different from admission to other college programs because students are selected on a competitive basis. This program has additional application and qualification requirements with application deadlines unique to the program.

Drop in Advising

Drop in advising for pre-allied health students is available Mondays in West 207 from 12-3pm.  Drop in advising is first come first serve. Students must have an LWTECH student number to use pre-allied health drop in advising. Specialized advising is available before applying to the PTA program (individualized Pre-Allied Health Advising via online chat). Please view the online information session for PTA or attend an on campus information session listed below.  This builds an information foundation that assists in better advising.

Fall 2016 Application Deadline

June 24, 2016



2016 Admissions Online Information Session (PDF)

Kirkland Campus PTA Information Sessions (admission and application specific):
March 22, 2016
April 19, 2016
May 10, 2016
June 14, 2016
August 16, 2016
No session in July 2016

5:00 - 6:00 PM, W204F

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  Andrea Westman
Interim Program Director
(425) 739-8223
Claire Rogers
Faculty, Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
(425) 739-8167