Course Description
This comprehensive Physical Therapy Aide course prepares students 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. Furthermore, 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 centers and some orthopedic clinics.
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1. Describe the history, purpose, and scope of physical therapy.
2. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the Physical Therapist Aide.
3. Describe principles and techniques of patient handling and functional skills.
4. Demonstrate basic patient handling and functional skills, selected data collection techniques, and communication skills.
Class Information
Students will complete 70-hours of classroom / laboratory instruction and 40-hours of externship. This course meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Frisco Campus.
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Textbook Information
Textbooks are included in the cost of tuition and will be distributed the first day of class.

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Other Information
Fee: $1,299
Hours: 110
There is an additional non-refundable liability insurance fee of $5-$13 added to the cost of your course.