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Upon successful completion of our Physical Therapy Aide course, students will be prepared to sit for the American Medical Certification Association's (AMCA) Physical Therapy Technician/Aide certification exam. Proof of course completion is required and applicants must pass the exam within oneyear from the date of training completion.


Program Tuition: $1,650.00

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This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Physical Therapy Aide Associate

Thousands of people attend physical therapy schools every day to become a part of this hot career field. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of physical therapy aides is expected to grow by 29% over the next decade, which is much faster than the average job. Our Physical Therapy Aide Associate program will prepare individuals for a career in this exciting field of healthcare and give all individuals a solid background in Medical Terminology that is required to be successful in the field.

Medical Terminology

Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! This course omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify how to gain and understand the basic word structure in medical terminology
  • Recognize how to relate the medical terms to the structure and function of the human body
  • Identify body systems, body cavities, and planes of the body
  • Define words by dividing them into their component parts
  • Recall the terminology used with medical specialists and case report

Physical Therapy Aide

A physical therapy aide most often works under the direction of a physical therapist and/or physical therapy assistant. Physical therapy aide jobs often include keeping the treatment area clean and well organized, as well as to help escort patients in wheelchairs, perform clerical duties, order supplies and more. A physical therapy aide generally needs to be well organized, have patience, and enjoy working with others.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List the core elements of medical terminology
  • Name the core elements of the physical therapy profession
  • Identify the systems of the body and their functions
  • Recall the steps to treat common medical disorders
  • Recognize the steps to turn, transfer, and position patients
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Texas A&M University - Texarkana

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