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
 Course may be available for academic and/or Oklahoma’s Promise credit.



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:

  • ASHI Medic Update First Aid


Is this program right for me?


  • Monitoring
  • Speech Clarity
  • Service Orientation
  • Active Listening
  • Multi-limb Coordination
  • Information Ordering
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension

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

  • US - $9.43 - $18.50 Hourly; $19,620 - $38,490 Annually
  • OK - $8.12 - $13.64 Hourly; $16,880 - $28,370 Annually

SOC Code: 31-2022.00 - Physical Therapist Aides

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: Does MNTC require student ID badges?

A: Yes. All students and staff must wear an MNTC badge while on campus. Pictures for badges are taken during the registration process.

Q: How much does this program cost?

A: Refer to the "expenses" tab above.

Q: I can't attend during the daytime, do you offer night classes?

A: This long-term program is not available in the evening. You might consider one of our short-term health classes or programs!

Q: Is there a waiting list?

A: For this program, you will need to speak with an MNTC Career Advisor. Set up your free career advisement today!

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.

Q: What kind of job could I get from this program?

A: Refer to the "potential occupations" tab above.

Q: What kind of testing is required prior to getting into the program?

A: Testing information is available during your meeting with an MNTC Career Advisor. 

Q: When does the program start?

A: Refer to the "class times" tab above.

Q: Who can apply?

A: Refer to the "Who can attend?" tab above.

Q: Why is this program only available to high school students?

A: While most of our career programs are open to adult and high school students, this program is designed with career and college exploration for high school students in mind.

Q: Will MNTC help me find job opportunities during or after I finish the program?

A: Yes! Our Career and College Connection team coordinate career and college fairs on campus throughout the year. They also help with resumes, interviews, employment opportunities, etc. Additionally, internships are may be available to eligible students.