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Physical Therapy Aide

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as a Physical Therapy Aide.Students will learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, body mechanics, vital signs, reporting, charting, coding, patient interaction skills, and the use of equipment and techniques to aid patients in rehabilitation. Individuals employed as PT Aides will work under the supervision of PTs and PT assistants. The 120 hour program can be completed in 12 weeks.

What is a Physical Therapy Aide and what do they do?

A physical therapy aide is not required to be licensed and generally assists the physical therapist (PT) and physical therapist assistant (PTA) with a variety of tasks. These may include patient transport (including safe transfers from bed to wheelchair), front office support, light housekeeping (changing linens after a patient has used them, e.g.) and assisting physical therapists and physical therapist assistants as they provide patients with physical therapy services. While a certificate is not generally required, it can give a potential physical therapy aide the background and knowledge base to stand out in a job interview, and the ability to confidently and competently communicate in the rehabilitation setting.

Course Descriptions

Introduction to Physical Therapy- This is a hybrid course, lecture online and one 3 hour lab every Wednesday evening from 6 pm to 9 pm for 12 weeks. (Labs are mandatory.) This course is designed to prepare students for employment as a Physical Therapy Aide. Students will learn medical terminology, body mechanics, reporting, charting, coding, patient interaction skills, and the use of equipment and techniques to aide patients in rehabilitation.

Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology - This is an online course. It is an overview of the structure and functions of the human body. This course will cover all the body systems with emphasis on the neurological, muscular and skeletal systems.

Introduction to Health Information - This is an online course. This course is an introduction to medical office operations, equipment, procedures, and human relations skills.

Upcoming Classes

Introduction to Health Information

INTERNET
Course No.                  Date(s)                          Time                          Day            Room         Instructor
CEHITT 1009 IN1       06/02/14 - 08/22/14      TBA                           TBA           TBA           S Ebert
Fee(s): Tuition IN $120.00 Tuition OD $140.00 Other Fees $35.00

Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
INTERNET
Course No.                  Date(s)                          Time                            Day            Room         Instructor
CESCIT 1000 IN1       06/02/14 - 08/22/14       TBA                             TBA           TBA           S Ebert
Fee(s): Tuition IN $240.00 Tuition OD $260.00 Other Fees $35.00

Introduction to Physical Therapy
ACC at TURNER - PEARLAND
Course No.                  Date(s)                          Time                            Day            Room         Instructor
CEPTHA 1009 HY01  06/22/14 - 08/22/14      06:00PM - 09:00PM     W               TBA           S Ebert
Fee(s): Tuition IN $720.00 Tuition OD $740.00 Other Fees $95.00


To learn more about this ACC program, call 281.756.3806 or email Dr. Stacy Ebert at alliedhealth@alvincollege.edu

For more information on registering for this program call 281.756.3787

or visit Room 103 in H building at ACC main campus.

Contact Us

Main Campus

Address: 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511
Telephone: (281) 756-3500
Email: info@alvincollege.edu

Pearland Campus

Address: 4717 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX 77581
Telephone: (281) 727-1626
Email: ACCTurner@alvincollege.edu

Continuing Education

Telephone: (281) 756-3787
CE E-mail: cewd@alvincollege.edu

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