Physical Therapy Aide

Certificate of Completion

The School of Continuing Education’s Physical Therapy Aide Certificate program will provide students with the skills and knowledge to start a career as a Physical Therapy Aide. The program will teach students how to assist patients with a variety of injuries under the supervision of a Physical Therapist. Physical Therapy Aides also have the responsibilities for completing non-technical duties such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients under the direction of the physical therapist. Physical Therapy Aides may be employed in hospitals, nursing care facilities, sports rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare facilities. Students must pass both courses in order to receive their Physical Therapy Aide certificate.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will identify and discuss modalities and procedures related to orthopedic disorders.
  • Students will demonstrate the basic components of rehabilitation.
  • Students will interpret medical terms for a broad range of body systems and medical conditions.
  • Students will construct sentences using medical terms used in diagnosing medical conditions.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Medical Terminology
Physical Therapy Aide
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