Application Information

Physical Therapist Assistant

Distant Learning Site offered in Partnership with Rogue Community College (RCC)*

*Note:Lane and RCC are in active negotiations to offer a fall 2018 admission to the Distant Site hosted by RCC. Final announcements for fall 2018 plans to continue the distant learning sites will be made available no later than June 15, 2018.
Contact RCC at for information and distant site updates.

Admissions and Application Information

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 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

For any questions, please email or for Online Academic Advising information go to the PTA Program Academic Advising Resource. Select "Login as a Guest" to access.

2018 Application Opens 2018 Application Closes Notification Date 2018 Application Highlights
March 7, 2018 April 12, 2018

Interview notify: May 7, 2018

Final notify: June 1, 2018

Limited admission (up to 24) Oregon residents; Point-based application.

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

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

Before You Apply:

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 on-line classroom, laboratory, and clinical environments are available on our Essential Abilities web page.

Change your major to "Physical Therapist Assistant"

From myLane, select the myEnrollment tab and then in the Student Status box select View/Change Your Current Major.

Sign into Moodle (as guest for non-Lane students) and enroll in the Academic Advising Resource Physical Therapist Assistant Moodle Course

Academic planning and careful work is recommended. Please email questions to Health Professions Counselors and Advisors are available to help you determine what you need to do to meet program or application requirements.

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 on-line 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.

Lane's transfer tool will indicate if a course you took at another college/university will transfer as equivalent to a course offered at Lane.