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Online Physical Therapy Aide School

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 to be successful as a Physical Therapy Aide. Opportunities are endless because physical therapists are in need of aides to assist with physical therapy sessions and provide quality care for patients.


Why Choose to be a Physical Therapy Aide?

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.

The need for Physical Therapy Aides is huge. Plus, insurance companies are granting more patients more access to the physical therapy they need. And with the aging baby boomers driving up the need for physical therapy services, this career will stay secure for years to come.

Online Physical Therapy Aide School

Online Physical Therapy Aide School
Online Physical Therapy Aide Course
Online Physical Therapy Aide Class




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How to Become a Physical Therapy Aide

Step 1:
Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent

Step 2:
Get Formal Training through an Accredited Institution
While formal training is not always required, it can be helpful in seeking employment in this field. Physical Therapy Aide programs are typically available at the certificate level, with online and on-campus options available. Courses typically cover topics like medical terminology, physical therapy office procedures, and safety protocol.

Step 3:
Start Working
Many employers will offer on-the job training, however the employee must prove mastery of the standards and ethics entailed in the physical therapy office’s workplace.

What You'll Learn During Your Online Physical Therapy Aide Program

Our online Physical Therapy Aide program is now available with Electronic or Hard Copy Lesson Books! Click here for more information.

Physcial Therapy Aide Program
  • 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!

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

Physical Therapy Aide Training That Fits Your Life

In as little as four months you can be ready to start working as a Physical Therapy Aide. And our self-paced online physical therapy aide training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online physical therapy aide certificate course, there are no in-person physical therapy aide classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our Physical Therapy Aide program will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Physical Therapy Aide—no previous medical experience need!

Physical Therapy Aide Training that fits your life
Online Physical Therapy Tuition and Financing

Physical Therapy Aide 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.

Join the thousands who have trained with U.S. Career Institute. Get started on your online physical therapy aide program today and be ready to work in as little as four months!


Physical Therapy Aide FAQ's

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 23% by 2028.*
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Q. How much does a Physical Therapy Aide Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $687 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 much does online Physical Therapy Aide school cost?
While our online Physical Therapy Aide school is not free, we strive to offer low cost tuition and offer monthly payment plans. In fact, our tuition and monthly payment plans are so low that we do not offer federal financial aid or loans.

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.

Is there a U.S. Career Institute Physical Therapy Aide school near me?
Our online Physical Therapy Aide school delivers its curriculum on the internet. Where could be closer than your own home? The convenience of online classes makes it easier for our students to fit their studies into their busy lives.

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides, on the internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm#tab-6 (October 3, 2019)