Physical Therapy Aide
Course Number:   DCFSP575

Course Overview
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InstitutionPenn Foster Career School
SubjectHealth and Medical Technology
Education LevelCertificate
Credit Equivalent Full
ScheduleSelf Paced
End DateUp to 3 Months
Institution Websiteclick here
Course Fee$679
Course Materials CostIncluded
Registration
Registration Due DateAnytime


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Course Description
Physical therapist aides work under the supervision of a physical therapist to help patients regain movement and manage pain as they recover from injuries or illnesses. Courses in our PT aide program can help you prepare to fulfill a variety of duties as a physical therapist aide, from preparing the treatment area to moving patients and performing clerical duties.

Physical therapy is regulated entirely by state licensure laws and practice acts and by federal laws relative to federal programs like Medicare. The physical therapist can and should determine what activities the aide should provide, but that is not regulation. Duties in each state vary. The aide position in Physical Therapy is an unregulated, unlicensed, non-certified, nonregistered profession. There are no requirements for an aide in any state. The program is not sufficient for an assistant position in any state. Assistants require specific educational training, certification, and licensure examinations in every state.

The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.

Delivery Method

  • Internet
  • Print Materials


Course Materials
Penn Foster Career School will have course materials, if any, shipped directly to students. There is no additional cost for course materials.

Format
Delivery : This is a virtual course delivered entirely by an established education organization, including a virtual instructor, to students and educators.

Structure
Complete : This is the complete version of the virtual course.


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