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
2. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the Physical
3. Describe principles and techniques of patient
handling and functional skills.
4. Demonstrate basic patient handling
and functional skills, selected data collection techniques, and
Students will complete 60-hours of classroom / laboratory instruction and
40-hours of externship.
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