Center for Health Professionals
Physical Therapy Aide Program
Information Session: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 6 p.m. H-124
HTH E34 - Physical Therapy Aide This comprehensive 50-hour Physical Therapy Aide Program prepares students for a career in the growing field of physical therapy. The physical therapy (PT) aide is generally responsible for carrying out the non-technical duties of physical therapy, such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients. Under the direction of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, an aide will provide services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. The physical therapy aide may be employed in a variety of settings including: hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, home care agencies, outpatient clinics, community health centers and sports medicine clinics. Students will learn how to restore loco-motor function to the human body through alleviating and correcting movement dysfunction. Note: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives.
Career Outlook According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of physical therapy assistants and aides is projected to grow 41 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for physical therapy services is expected to increase in response to the healthcare needs of an older population and growing rates of chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity.
Salaries vary depending on experience, hours, and location. The median annual wage for physical therapist aides was $23,880 in May 2012.
Educational RequirementsHigh school diploma or equivalent
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Tuition: $999* (Textbooks not included)* = Additional college registration and technology fees may apply.
For more information, please call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500, or email us.
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