Physical Therapy Aide (96 Hours)

Physical Therapy Aide with patient

Physical Therapy Aides work under the direction and supervision of Physical Therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain. Physical Therapist Aides are involved in the direct care of patients. They often do tasks that are indirectly related to patient care, such as cleaning and setting up the treatment area, moving patients, and performing clerical duties. Upon successful completion of the class, students will be eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Aide Certification Exam offered through the American Medical Certification Association.


Training Includes:

  • Medical terminology
  • Musculoskeletal anatomy
  • Thermal and electrical modalities
  • Ambulating techniques
  • Spine safety
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Strengthening and cardiovascular exercise
  • Facility cleanliness
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ethics

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide proof of high school completion (high school transcripts, copy of high school diploma, or copy of the completion of GED requirements)
  • Demonstrate reading proficiency either by college transcripts, computerized placement test, or the CASAS reading test.

Cost of Class:

  • Tuition/Registration: $180
  • Text: $280
  • Optional accident insurance: $1.20
  • Cost of CPR card

Other fees:

  • Certification exam: $109

7/6/20-10/21/20, MW, 6:00 pm-9:00 p

$180                    Instructor: Hoilman

Mitchell                       828.766.1291