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Earn your Certificate of Achievement to be prepared for employment as a physical therapist aide.

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Earn a Certificate of Achievement in as few as 9 months.
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Discover What It’s Like to Train to Become a Physical Therapist Aide at Carrington College

Discover What It’s Like to Train to Become a Physical Therapist Aide at Carrington College

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What Will I Learn?

Anatomy and Physiology
Medical Terminology
Therapeutic Applications

Career Opportunities

Physical therapist aides perform a variety of tasks that help keep the office running smoothly. Physical therapist aides support physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.1他们的日常职责包括清洁治疗区,设置预约设备,清洗床单,以及执行文书工作,如接听电话或提交患者入院表格。在某些情况下,理疗师助手可能会负责订购用品和填写保险表格。2

理疗师助手还可以与患者互动,帮助他们转移到不同的治疗区域。助理们被允许做的工作和任务因州而异,你也可能会看到不同雇主要求的职责有所不同。2Jobs in offices or facilities that specialize in more intensive rehabilitation, such as helping patients who are recovering from spinal cord injuries, may require aides to assist with more hands-on work with patients.1In this environment, a physical therapist aide could help patients fulfill basic life skills, like showering or eating.

Program Details

Cost & Financial Aid

Education is a major investment, but it’s an investment in your future. Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. Carrington College is committed to helping you achieve your education goals. We participate in most financial assistance programs, both federal and state, as well as private financing. Each program has different requirements and application instructions. Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

For complete information on current tuition costs, please see theAcademic Catalog.

Program Availability

Carrington College’s Physical Therapy Technology program is available at two campuses in Arizona. To learn more about each location, explore their campus pages.

  • Mesa, Arizona
  • Tucson, Arizona

Accreditation & Approvals

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814; 415- 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found athttp://www.accjc.org/.

For comprehensive information on Carrington’s accreditation approvals, visitm.cod-corp.com/accreditation.

Continuing Education for Graduates

对于想要在获得物理治疗技术证书后继续深造的学生,卡灵顿的健康研究科学副学士学位项目为个人提供了一个机会,在先前的教育基础上获得教育证书,这是在健康和健康领域发展经常需要的。

The Health Studies AS Degree program is an online degree-completion option that provides students a broad base of general education course offerings that can be completed in as few as 7 months after you complete the Physical Therapy Technology program at Carrington.

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If you’re interested in helping people live healthy, active lives and ready to jumpstart your career in as few as 9 months, then a career as a physical therapist aide might be ideal for you! Physical therapist aides help with tasks like documenting patient treatments, scheduling appointments, and taking clients to different areas of a health care facility.

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Physical Therapy Aide FAQ

物理治疗师助手是做什么的?

理疗师助理在理疗师和理疗师助理的监督下工作。根据美国劳工统计局(Bureau of Labor Statistics)的数据,理疗师助手被允许从事的工作因州而异。他们通常负责保持治疗区域的清洁和组织,为每个患者的治疗做准备,并根据需要帮助患者进出治疗区域。此外,助手们还会做各种文书工作,比如订购用品、安排治疗时间和填写保险表格。2

What are the key characteristics for pursuing a career as a physical therapist aide?

When considering a career as a physical therapist aide, there are important qualities one should possess. These qualities include:3

  • Compassion
  • Attention to detail
  • Dexterity
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Physical stamina
How long does it take to become a physical therapist aide?

成为一名理疗师助手的过程对每个人来说都是不同的。在卡灵智力对突尼斯直播比赛顿学院,学生可以在9个月内完成物理治疗技术课程。

Do physical therapist aides need certification?

You don’t have to be certified or licensed to become a physical therapist aide.3However, a certificate program can prepare you for your career with skills, knowledge, and real-world experience that will make your transition into your first job easier.

Should I go to school to be a physical therapist aide?

Attending school to be a physical therapist aide is a great way to kickstart your career, but it’s not the right decision for everyone. You’ll need to consider your budget, your career goals, and what you want to get out of physical therapist aide training when deciding if going to school is right for you.

Are there any other careers related to physical therapy?

Several jobs are similar to the work of physical therapist aides. Some of these job titles include:4

  • Restorative aide
  • Rehabilitation aide
  • Rehabilitation attendant

物理治疗师助手是做什么的?

理疗师助理在理疗师和理疗师助理的监督下工作。根据美国劳工统计局(Bureau of Labor Statistics)的数据,理疗师助手被允许从事的工作因州而异。他们通常负责保持治疗区域的清洁和组织,为每个患者的治疗做准备,并根据需要帮助患者进出治疗区域。此外,助手们还会做各种文书工作,比如订购用品、安排治疗时间和填写保险表格。2

What are the key characteristics for pursuing a career as a physical therapist aide?

When considering a career as a physical therapist aide, there are important qualities one should possess. These qualities include:3

  • Compassion
  • Attention to detail
  • Dexterity
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Physical stamina

How long does it take to become a physical therapist aide?

成为一名理疗师助手的过程对每个人来说都是不同的。在卡灵智力对突尼斯直播比赛顿学院,学生可以在9个月内完成物理治疗技术课程。

Do physical therapist aides need certification?

You don’t have to be certified or licensed to become a physical therapist aide.3However, a certificate program can prepare you for your career with skills, knowledge, and real-world experience that will make your transition into your first job easier.

Should I go to school to be a physical therapist aide?

Attending school to be a physical therapist aide is a great way to kickstart your career, but it’s not the right decision for everyone. You’ll need to consider your budget, your career goals, and what you want to get out of physical therapist aide training when deciding if going to school is right for you.

Are there any other careers related to physical therapy?

Several jobs are similar to the work of physical therapist aides. Some of these job titles include:4

  • Restorative aide
  • Rehabilitation aide
  • Rehabilitation attendant