Physical Therapy Aide

High School Juniors and Seniors Only

This program prepares students to help make physical therapy sessions productive, under the direct supervision of a physical therapist or assistant. They learn how to keep the treatment area clean and organized, secure patients to therapy equipment , assist with therapeutic exercises, treat patients using heat and cold modalities and transport patient to select areas of the facility. Other duties that may be performed are clerical tasks such as answering phones, scheduling patients and stocking and ordering supplies.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to high school juniors and seniors.

  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Course Name
First Aid
Health Science Core
Medical Terminology
Anatomy and Physiology
Essentials of Physical Therapy
Therapeutic Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapy Aide
Therapeutic Modalities
Physical Therapy Aide Mentorship
Total Class Hours: 525



Required Clinicals

Class Times

  • Start Date: August
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 
    • NPS 9:15 - 12:05;
    • MPS 9:35 - 12:25
  • P.M. Hours: 
    • NPS: 1:15 - 4:10
    • MPS: 1:15 - 4:10
  • Evening Hours: N/A
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Credentials Available

Certifications Available:

  • National Health Science Assessment
  • ASHI Medic Update First Aid


Is this program right for me?


  • Monitoring
  • Speech Clarity
  • Service Orientation
  • Active Listening
  • Multi-limb Coordination
  • Information Ordering

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: N/A - High School Only
  • Positive Placement Rate: 100%

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

Potential Occupations

  • Rehabilitation Technician Aide
  • Physical Therapy Aide (PT Aide)
  • Occupational Therapy Aide




Potential Wages

Career Profile

Physical Therapy Aide Help Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

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