Physical Therapy Aide Career Major - Overview

Physical Therapy Aide

physical therapy aide
Campus
Health Careers Center
(Springlake Campus)
Career Major Length
585 hours
Who Can Enroll
Juniors & Seniors
Schedule
M-F 7:40-10:30A &/or 11:25A-2:15P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$0.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$9/hr

A physical therapy aide has many duties such as keeping the treatment area clean and prepped and assisting patients in preparation for treatment. Many physical therapy aides also have clerical duties such as paperwork, maintaining patient records, and making sure that supplies are in stock. The physical therapy aide courses include ethics and law, patient care, clerical skills, ambulation, therapeutic exercises, agents and modalities. Students practice in a variety of settings as chosen by the instructor.

Career Major Length
585.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Health Careers Core Curriculum
225.00
Medical Terminology
45.00
Anatomy
60.00
Physiology
60.00
Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid
15.00
Essentials of Physical Therapy Professions
60.00
Therapeutic Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapy Aide
30.00
Therapeutic Modalities for the Physical Therapy Aide
30.00
Physical Therapy Aide Mentorship
60.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • A positive attitude
  • A general interest in health careers
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to relate to people in a caring, empathetic manner
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Dependability
  • Ability to do work effectively with a wide variety of personality types

Certifications Available

  • CPR