The purpose of physical therapy is to restore loco-motor function to the human body through alleviating and correcting movement dysfunction. This comprehensive Physical Therapy Aide program will prepare you for the growing field of Physical Therapy. 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. Physical Therapy Aides may be employed in nursing homes, hospitals, sports rehabilitation centers, and some orthopedic clinics. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to compete for a PTA position in the growing healthcare field.
Please note that this is a non-credit program and in no way affiliated with CSULB’s Physical Therapy Department credit courses or degree programs.