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Physical Therapy Aide Outline

Physical Therapy Aide Course Outline

Course Outline

Learn everything you need to know to start a new career as a Physical Therapy Aide. Your course will prepare you to work along side physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. You get everything you need to know in easy-to-understand lessons that take you step by step from the basics of Medical Terminology, Anatomy, Clinical Procedures, through Patient Transfer and Positioning. Here's an overview of the custom learning materials you'll receive in your course.

Unit 1


  1. Introduction to Physical Therapy & the Healthcare Industry
  2. Introduction to Medical Terminology
  3. Introduction to Anatomy
  4. Anatomy of the Human Body
  5. Disorders
  6. Musculoskeletal System

Unit 2


  1. The Nervous System
  2. Kinesiology and Biomechanics
  3. Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  4. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
  5. Introduction to Clinical Procedures
  6. Integumentary Physical Therapy

Unit 3


  1. Neurological Physical Therapy
  2. Interpersonal and Professional Communication
  3. Pediatric Physical Therapy
  4. Geriatric Physical Therapy
  5. Safety and Preparation
  6. Patient Transfer and Positioning

Unit 4


  1. Cultural Diversity and Physical Therapy
  2. Ethical and Legal Issues as a Healthcare Professional
  3. Putting It All Together

Additional Course Materials**

  • Medical Terminology Flashcards
  • Human Anatomy Flashcards
  • Career Starter Guide

** Additional course materials will be delivered to you throughout your program.

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