Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED equivalent.
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.
Attend and successfully complete each module.
The instructors for these programs will be industry professionals with working knowledge and experience in the local field. Most instructors have at least 7 years of practical work, often times entering the classroom after decades in the field. Along with their hands-on experience, instructors bring to the classroom formal teaching and/or field training experience.
The Physical Therapy Aide instructor is experienced with working and training in the field of physical therapy.