Application Information

Physical Therapist Assistant

Notice 3/16/2020:

Effective immediately, the minimum 2021 application requirement for observation hours is waived. If you have completed observation hours, you are invited to include these on your application for program information only.

Application Information for Eugene and Table Rock Campus

For any application questions, please email

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General Program Application and Information Presentation

Recorded 2021 Application Information Session
    1-hour video with recorded question and answer
2021 Application Question and Answer Slides
Distant campus – RCC Table Rock Campus information

Application Opens Application Closes Notification Date Application Highlights
March 10, 2021 April 8, 2021

Interview notify: May 4, 2021

Final notify: May 14, 2021

Limited admission (up to 24 Eugene and 9 Table Rock) Oregon residents; Point-based application.

All courses used for points must be completed and included on transcripts to be considered.

Must be available for Interviews May 11th (Lane) & 12th (Table Rock)

All non-LCC courses must meet equivalency on the Transfer Tool or be evaluated for substitution prior to submitting application

Before You Apply:

Are you interested in the PTA program and not sure of where to start? Contact your Academic Advisors at You can also call the Academic Advising Referral Center at 541-463-3800 for advisors' locations and availability.

Use the Lane transfer tool to determine if prior college courses you completed for credit at another college/university will transfer as equivalent to a course offered at Lane. Academic Advisors at can also assist you with reviewing prior coursework

If you are not already a student, Apply for Admission.

Learn More about the Program and Career

All program course requirements, degree outcomes, costs, and prospective wages are available in the Catalog Information. Note that application requirements may have changed (see above).

Expectations for student participation in the online classroom, laboratory, and clinical environments are available on our Essential Abilities web page.

Change your major to "Physical Therapist Assistant"

From myLane, select Enrollment and Student Financial Services, Student Records, View and Request change to Degree/Program of Study.

Plan for Pre-Application Requirements and Develop Computer Skills

Before applying, students must complete 16 hours of observation in at least two physical therapy settings (observing a PT or a PTA) and complete all pre-requisite courses for a grade of 'C' or higher. Experience in online courses is highly recommended prior to applying to the program. More information about obtaining observation hours is available at: Observation Code of Conduct for Potential PTA Students. Incomplete applications or requests for application exceptions are not considered.

Explore Student Resources

To help students succeed, Academic Learning Skills offers Effective Learning (EL115H): a credit class focused on study skills for students in health careers programs. Tutoring Services offers one-on-one tutoring in a variety of subject areas at no cost to students.