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Physical Therapy Aide diploma curriculum

The Physical Therapy Aide diploma curriculum is designed by healthcare experts to be both practical and job-relevant. You’ll cover almost every aspect of the physical therapy aide profession, from hands-on patient techniques to ethical issues, medical terminology, and record keeping.

Orientation: Learning at Ashworth

Orientation: Learning at Ashworth  

In this course, you’ll examine the goals and values of Ashworth College, time management, creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule, the nature and purpose of assessments, how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination, and developing the skill sets necessary for success in the 21st century.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.

Introduction to Allied Health

Introduction to Allied Health  

In this course, you’ll be introduced to healthcare, the healthcare industry in the United States, and the roles that healthcare workers play in that industry.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the United States healthcare industry and the professional roles within it.

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Program Description

The Physical Therapy Aide Career Diploma is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required of the physical therapy aide. Students will learn about career opportunities, ethical and legal issues, and communication and recordkeeping skills concerning physical therapy aides. Then, students will learn physical therapy practice areas and success strategies.

Program Objectives

After completing the Physical Therapy Aide program, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and differentiate the roles and responsibilities of the members of the rehabilitative team as they apply to the physical therapy aide.
  2. Summarize the process of patient interaction required of physical therapy aides including legal and ethical issues, communications, and patient records.
  3. Describe the process for specialized patient examinations, including pain assessment and data collection, and explain how a plan of care is developed based on the examination findings.
  4. Identify and discuss the six physical therapy practice areas and the various treatments, exercises, and interventions used in each area.
  5. Describe learning strategies and resources available for students of physical therapy and identify career development and lifelong learning opportunities in the physical therapy field.

A treatment plan for career success

Ashworth College's API Program Name Career Diploma program helps you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth College Central Network, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth College Central Network account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.

Advance your career in our online API Program Name program. Call 1-800-957-5412