Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Program

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: MYCAA- PTAA2
Program Duration: 9 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

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 this 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

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.

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