Physical Therapy Aide



                    Complete in under 4 Months!
                            Includes Externship!



Program Runs FALL Sessions Only
Program brochure can be found here

Why take the Physical Therapy Aide Program?
Offered in cooperation with Health Education Today, Inc., this comprehensive 130 hour Physical Therapy Aide Program trains students for a rewarding career in just a semester. In the 15-week program students learn how to move patients safely, understand medical terminology and communicate with the medical team. Students earn a certificate of completion, participate in a 40-hour externship to put their skills to work gaining first hand experience, and are then prepared to take a national certification exam for increased employability.  The program can launch a student into the health care field or serve as a stepping-stone to becoming a physical therapy assistant, a two-year program. 

What are the duties of Physical Therapy Aide?
A physical therapy aide is a medical professional who works as an assistant to a physical therapist. These professionals have a number of responsibilities in their workplace. They normally work in places such as hospitals, clinics, and physical therapy settings. A rapidly growing field, physical therapy can bridge the gap  between a patient’s injury or illness and their return to full activity. Physical therapy aides work closely with a physical therapist, helping with therapeutic exercises and documenting treatment. 
Physical therapist aides typically do the following:
  Clean treatment areas and set up therapy equipment
  Wash linens
  Help patients move to or from a therapy area
  Do clerical tasks, such as answering phones and scheduling patients
  Assist physical therapists and physical therapy assistants with patients

What is my occupational outlook?
Overall employment of physical therapist assistants and aides is projected to grow 30 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for physical therapy is expected to increase in response to the healthcare needs of an older population and individuals with chronic conditions. The median annual wage for physical therapist aides was $26,240 in May 2018.  SOURCE:

What education do I need?
With 130 hours of classroom, online learning, and externship, gaining hands-on experience, the benefits of attending  the Physical Therapy Aide Training program through Lenape Tech’s Adult and Continuing Education are:

  • Affordability
  • Program completed in just a few short months
  • Small class sizes. 
  • Opportunity for certification

Employers actively recruit from our  programs

We understand that the majority of our students may need to work while they attend classes. To accommodate those students, all classes are offered at night. Don’t let your current job and the schedule of classes discourage you for registering today! 

Program Registration form can be downloaded here




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