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Online Physical Therapy Aide School

Physical Therapy Aide School
Physical Therapy Aide School

U.S. Career Institute’s Online Physical Therapy Aide School offers 100% online classes that allow you to study any time, any place, on Your phone.

Enjoy a fulfilling career and job security in a high-demand industry! At our online Physical Therapy Aide school, you can develop the skills and experience necessary for a successful career! Opportunities are endless because physical therapists are in need of aides to assist with physical therapy sessions and provide quality care for patients.

Under the direction of a Physical Therapist or a Physical Therapy Assistant, you'll help keep therapy sessions running smoothly by preparing therapy equipment, keeping treatment areas organized, transporting patients, and more. With the aging baby boomers driving up the need for physical therapy services, this career will stay secure for years to come.

  • Physical Therapy Aide jobs are projected to increase 19% by 2032* according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Classes are self-paced, making them flexible and giving you the option to complete the program when it works best for you and your schedule!
  • U.S. Career Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
  • U.S. Career Institute is proud to provide our Career Coach Program which gives you one-on-one access to a Career Advisor.

U.S. Career Institute School Benefits

Affordable monthly paymentAffordable

$69 monthly payments, 5 day risk-free preview and 100% money back commitment.

USCI On-Demand Learning On-demand Learning

100% online and self-paced. No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can 24/7.

Mobile Friendly Learning Materials Mobile-Friendly

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials Real-world Skills

Focus on real-world skills that will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment and to prepare for industry certifications.

USCI all-inclusive program All-inclusive Program

Your tuition includes access to instructors, learning materials and career support.

USCI all-inclusive program Proven Reputation

A+ BBB Rating, 40 Years in Business, 4.8 out of 5 TrustScore, DEAC Accredited, 97% of students would recommend us to a friend.

Physical Therapy Aide Training that fits your life

What You'll Learn During Your Online Training

Our online Physical Therapy Aide program provides graduates with theoretical instruction and practical skills that prepare them to gain entry-level employment in the field of physical therapy.

Our online program covers many topics including:

  • Medical Terminology
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • Kinesiology and Biomechanics
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Neurological and Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Anatomy of the Human Body
  • Orthopedic and Integumentary Physical Therapy
  • Patient Positioning and Transfer
  • Ethical and Legal Issues

For the full course outline, goals, and outcomes, please visit our Course Outline page. Physical Therapy Aide Outline

Brandy Palacios Instructor

Physical Therapy Aide Program Instructor/Course Expert

Brandy Palacios, DPT

At U.S. Career Institute, our dedicated team of course experts, instructors and instructor assistants are committed to developing and delivering high-quality curriculum. Our qualified Physical Therapy Aide instructor Brandy Palacios received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Mary. She is a professional physical therapist with more than 14 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics, home health, acute care, and workers’ compensation. With a broad knowledge base across programs, she provides effective treatments and modalities restoring function and mitigating disability for diseased and injured patients. Brandy holds a deep commitment to delivering quality care and achieving superior patient outcomes through collaborative multidisciplinary case-management teams.

Career Outlook & Training



Number of Jobs


Job Growth by 2032


U.S. Career Institute’s online Physical Therapy Aide program will teach you everything you need to know to start working —no previous medical experience needed. And our self-paced training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online physical therapy aide certificate course, there are no in-person classes to attend and no schedules to keep.

For full career outlook please visit our career and certification page.

Physical Therapy Aide Outcomes

USCI Student Testimonial Quote

I'm really pleased with the excellent service overall. The people are great and very helpful. Basically, they care about you, and about you getting your education.

Kim G.

Online Physical Therapy Aide Tuition and Financing

Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our Physical Therapy Aide school program is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

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Program FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Physical Therapy Aide?
A. Typically a High School diploma or equivalent is required, formal training through an accredited institution can also be helpful when seeking employment in this field. After completing a recognized program, the next step is to sit for and pass an industry certification exam.
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Q. What does a Physical Therapy Aide do?
A. Physical Therapy Aides work primarily administratively and are trained in up-keeping patient records, communication with patients, and equipment cleaning. They may work within a Physical Therapist’s office, or the PT section of a larger facility.
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Q. Do I need clinicals?
A. Employers may choose to provide hands-on training to new hires, but many physical therapy aides will seek employment without prior experience.
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Q. Are Physical Therapy Aides and Physical Therapy assistants the same?
A. A Physical Therapy Aide is not the same as a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA). Physical Therapy Assistants have the ability to assist in training sessions, with the accompaniment of a licensed Physical Therapists, and typically need an Associate’s Degree, hands-on-training, and a license depending on the state and local requirements.
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Q. What is the growth potential of a Physical Therapy Aide?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Physical Therapy Aides jobs are expected to increase 19% by 2032.*
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Q. How much does a Physical Therapy Aide Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $789 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. Is this Physical Therapy Aide Program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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Q. Where Can I Work as a Physical Therapy Aide?
A. Physical Therapy Aides can be found working in hospitals, nursing care facilities, home healthcare services, outpatient clinics, and more.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this Physical Therapy Aide program?
A. Skills covered in the Physical Therapy Aide Program include Medical Terminology, The Musculoskeletal System, Kinesiology and Biomechanics, Clinical Procedures, Neurological and Pediatric Physical Therapy, Anatomy of the Human Body, Orthopedic and Integumentary Physical Therapy, Patient Positioning and Transfer, Ethical and Legal Issues, And Much More!
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People Also Ask

How long does online Physical Therapy Aide school take?
When you enroll in our self-paced Physical Therapy Aide program, you choose how much you study each week. If you want to learn to become a Physical Therapy Aide, you can do it in as little as 4 months. On average, our online Physical Therapy Aide school program is completed in 5 months.

Is this the best online Physical Therapy Aide school?
We firmly believe that USCI is the top online Physical Therapy Aide school in the nation. Our curriculum is laid out in easy to learn step-by-step lessons.

Leadership Team

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the internet at Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides (visited September 26, 2023). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.