Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Program

Course Information

Program Duration: 9 Months
Tuition: $3,950.00
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

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Course Overview

This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Physical Therapy Aide

A physical therapy aide most often works under the direction of a physical therapist and/or physical therapy assistant. Physical therapy aide jobs often include keeping the treatment area clean and well organized, as well as to help escort patients in wheelchairs, perform clerical duties, order supplies and more. A physical therapy aide generally needs to be well organized, have patience, and enjoy working with others.

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Program Objectives

After completing the Physical Therapy Aide course, you should be able to:

  • Identify and apply basic word structure
  • Identify body systems, body cavities, and planes of the body
  • Define common prefixes
  • Identify diagnostic and procedural suffixes
  • Comprehend medical specialists and case reports
  • Comprehend the core elements of medical terminology
  • Comprehend the core elements of the physical therapy profession
  • Identify the systems of the body and their function
  • Identify the steps to treat common medical disorders
  • Identify the steps to turn, transfer, and position patients

Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! This course omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the companion website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary.

Included with this course are two (2) hours of online tutoring through NetTutor! Our dedicated NetTutor staff member will walk you through any questions you have about the vocabulary, ensuring you have the know-how to successfully complete your course.

After completing the medical terminology course, you should be able to:

• Identify and apply basic word structure

• Identify body systems, body cavities, and planes of the body

• Define common prefixes

• Identify diagnostic and procedural suffixes

• Comprehend medical specialists and case reports

Job Outlook

Employment of physical therapist assistants is expected to increase 46 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of physical therapist aides is expected to increase 43 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for physical therapy services is expected to increase in response to the healthcare needs of a growing elderly population.

FAQs

What are my payment options?

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What is difference between a certificate and a certification?

By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the student’s responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.

Does this course translate in to college credit?

Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.

How long do access to my complete my course?

Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.

When are the course start dates?

The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.

Is the Certification exam included in the course?

The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.

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