The Physical Therapy Aide is generally responsible for carrying out the non-technical duties of physical therapy, such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients working under the direction of the physical therapist. These workers assist physical therapists in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physical Therapy Aides may be employed in nursing homes, hospitals, sports rehabilitation center and some orthopedic clinics. Note: This program does NOT include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives.
Total Hours: 160 (80 classroom, 80 clinical)
Prerequisites: High school diploma or equivalent and current immunizations.
Fee: Includes textbook(s), one set of scrubs, CPR certification, and personal liability insurance for clinicals
**Additional costs: Required immunizations and drug screen.