Course Overview

Physical therapy aides are often hired to relieve physical therapists and assistants a great deal of work, particularly on matters that do not involve actual physical therapy procedures. These include keeping the treatment area clean and organized, setting up equipment, accessing patient information, assisting patients in preparation for and after treatments, and performing clerical and record-keeping tasks.

If you think a combination of working with patients and doing a variety of clerical work sounds good, pursuing a career as a physical therapy aide could be right for you. With the help of our Physical Therapy Aide Certification, you can sharpen your skills in communicating with patients, physical therapists and other personnel. You can also expand your understanding of medical terms, common physical disorders, and physical therapy treatments. There are also lessons on customer service and workplace health and safety.

Jobs for physical therapy aides are expected to increase by almost 50% through 2020. By taking our Physical Therapy Aide Certification, you can get a head start in this competitive market.

Course Highlights

  • 24/7 access to quality course content and materials for 12 weeks
  • Seamless compatibility across all devices and browsers
  • End of module assessments to test your knowledge of the covered topics
  • Access to dedicated online support throughout course duration
Course Duration

To provide maximum flexibility, there is no specific deadline of completion for this course. Since the course can be accessed anytime online, you may choose to learn the lessons in multiple sessions or cover the entire course in one go. Take note that the aforementioned learning hours is just an estimate. The duration to complete the entire course still depends on your learning pace. Since the course can be accessed anytime online, you may choose to learn the lessons in multiple sessions or cover the entire course in one go.

Course Certification

Upon finishing the Physical Therapy Aid Certification, you will receive a certificate of completion from Skills on Projects. This certificate will be in PDF format and will be sent to the email address you have used on sign up. No additional fee will be charged to secure this certification. Use it to boost your CV and let others know that you have the clinical skills to become an effective physical therapy aide.

Course Outline
  • Module 1: Definition, Goals, and History of Physical Therapy
    • Physical Therapy as a Medical Field
    • Goals of Physical Therapy Services and Physical Therapists
    • History of Physical Therapy
  • Module 2: Physical Therapy Environments
    • Hospital-Based Acute Care
    • Outpatient-Based
    • Home-Based
    • School-Based
  • Module 3: The Health Care Team and the Clients
    • Allied Health Care Professionals
    • People Utilizing Physical Therapy Services
  • Module 4: The Physical Therapy Staff
    • The Therapist, the Assistant, and the Aide
    • Educational Requirements
    • Vocational Requirements
    • Additional Responsibilities of the Staff
  • Module 5: Communication in the Health Care Setting
    • Communication for Promoting Effective Treatment
    • Communication with People Involved in Physical Therapy Practice
    • Psychosocial Aspects in Improving Communication
  • Module 6: Documentation as a Component of Communication
    • Documentation for Recording Development
    • Systematizing Language
    • Using the SOAP Note
  • Module 7: Laws and Ethics in the Physical Therapy Profession
    • Rules, Requirements, and Code of Ethics
    • Patients’ Bill of Rights
    • Negligence in Practice
    • Ethics in Conducting Research
  • Module 8: Systems of the Human Body
    • Levels of Organization in the Human Body
    • Major Systems
    • Other Systems
  • Module 9: Diseases and Disorders of the Body Systems
    • Maintaining Homeostasis
    • Conditions of the Major Body Systems
    • Functional Impacts across Different Body Systems
  • Module 10: Transfer Training
    • Transfer Checklist
    • Definition of Terms
    • Levels of Assistance
    • Assistive Devices
  • Module 11: Transfer Types and Techniques
    • Bed Mobility
    • Patient Assisted Transfers
    • Dependent Transfers
  • Module 12: Ambulation and the Gait Cycle
    • The Importance of Ambulation
    • How the Brain Affects Leg Movement
    • Terminology for Gait Analysis
  • Module 13: Gait Analysis and Impairments
    • Observational Gait Analysis
    • Equipment Used in Gait Analysis
    • Conditions Affecting Leg Coordination and Movement
  • Module 14: Gait Training
    • Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities
    • Levels of Assistance
    • Training Guidelines
  • Module 15: Mobility Aids
    • Assistive Devices
  • Module 16: Injuries and Proper Body Mechanics
    • Biomechanics in Lifting
    • Repetitive Motion Injuries
    • Iatrogenic Injuries
  • Module 17: Safety Precautions
    • Safety Hazards in Different Settings
    • Sanitation to Avoid Disease Transmission
    • Contact Precautions for MRSA and VRE
  • Module 18: Common Conditions Addressed in Physical Therapy
    • Neurological Impairments
    • Orthopaedic Impairments
    • Vestibular Disorders
  • Module 19: Other Forms of Treatment and Modalities
    • Chronic Wound Care
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Module 20: Main Types of Exercise
    • Aerobic Exercise
    • Anaerobic Exercise
    • Flexibility Exercise

Minimum Technological Requirements

Device and Browser

Access the course from any computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device. You also need an updated browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer 11.

Pen and Paper

Important points are spread throughout the course. A pen and paper will come in handy in such situation, so you can jot down the things you need to remember.

Internet Access

To participate in the online aspects of the course, you need to have access to a stable Internet connection.

Interested in Becoming a Physical Therapy Aide?

Our Physical Therapy Certification Course will prepare you for this exciting career by helping you develop skills that matter for the job and are sought after in many areas of the healthcare industry, such as rehabilitation, sports medicine, fitness training, chiropractic care and massage therapy. Enrol now!

Price: $299