Physical Therapy Aide

Class Description:
This program is designed to prepare students for employment as a Physical Therapy Aide.  Students will learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, body mechanics, vital signs, reporting, charting, coding, patient interaction skills, and the use of equipment and techniques to aid patients in rehabilitation.

Course Outline

  • Prepares you for a physical therapy program or physical therapy assistant program
  • Set up, take down and use each piece of equipment
  • Access patient information
  • Assist patients in and out of therapy areas
  • Perform the necessary clerical tasks and record-keeping

Entry Requirements/What to Expect

  • HS Diploma or GED

Professional Credentials
No licensure or certification is necessary to become a physical therapy aide.

Employment Opportunities 
Hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness
facilities, work settings, and nursing homes

Associated Sample Job Titles
Clinical Rehabilitation Aide
Physical Therapist Aide (PTA)/ Technician (Physical Therapy Tech)
Physical Therapy Attendant/Technician
Rehabilitation Aide/ Attendant
Restorative Aide (RA)/ Care Technician

Technology /Tools
Blood pressure cuff kits/Canes or cane accessories/ Crutches/Gait belts
Lower extremity prosthetic devices/Wheelchairs
Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs 

Curriculum
DOC 661 Physical Therapy Aide (Classroom/Clinical) 52 hrs

                                                                     *CLINICAL SITES WILL VARY*

 
For more information, call (864) 646-1700 or toll free 866-269-5677, Ext 1700 

or e-mail conted@tctc.edu

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Contact Us

Corporate & Community Education
(864) 646-1700
Toll-free (within the 864 Area Code) at 1-866-269-5677, ext. 1700
conted@tctc.edu

Office Hours:

Pendleton Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

Anderson Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

Easley Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

You may also register online by going to www.tctc.edu/learn