Physical Therapy Aide

Certificate Program

This program familiarizes students with the theory and hands-on clinical skills necessary for entry-level positions as a Physical Therapy Aide.

This program prepares the student for assisting the physical therapist in office procedures and administering physical therapy treatment programs.

The student will be able to assist with various forms of treatments, such as motion exercises, massage, ultrasound and other clinical procedures.

These skills will enable graduates to qualify for work in various health care settings, including a hospital, chiropractic office, rehabilitation clinic, nursing home, health club, or in private practice.

This hybrid program is made available less than 49% of instructional hours via distance education therefore; it provides an excellent opportunity for students currently working in the business field to upgrade their skills and knowledge.


“ There is a lot of hands-on training at Advanced College and the academic activities are structured in such a way that I was able to manage my time and complete my program. The people at Advanced College have the success of their students foremost in their minds. ”

Myra M.

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Courses in this program include:

Catalog No. Class Listing Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Hours / Credit
CSS 115 Introduction to Computers and Application 45 45 90
Bio 100/110 Medical Administrative
Anatomy & Physiology
45 45 90
Bio 120/130 Medical Billing
Medical Insurance Coding
45 45 90
Bio 310 Intro to Massage Therapy 45 45 90
Bio 190 Pharmacology 20 20 40
Bio 330 Sweedish Massage,
Deep Tissue Massage,
and Kinesiology
40 40 80
Bio 340 Sports Massage,
Shiatsu Massage
35 35 70
Bio 355 Physical Therapy 30 30 60
Eph 300 Employment Preperation for Allied Health 50 50 100
Bio 200 Externship 50 50 100
Total 310 310 720 / 49

Courses in this program include:

Program SOC CodeLinks to Occupational Profiles on O*Net

Physical Therapy Aide




O* Net Occupational Titles







Physical Therapy Aide (PTA), Physical Therapy Aide(PT Aide), Physical Therapy Technician, Rehabilitation Aide, Physical Therapist Aide (PTA),Physical Therapist Technician, Rehabilitation Technician, Restorative Aide (RA), Clinical Rehabilitation Aide, Physical Therapy Attendant




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