Physical Therapy Aide | Warren County Community College
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Physical Therapy Aide

This comprehensive 70-hour Physical Therapy Aide Program prepares students for the growing field of Physical Therapy. This program includes the following areas:

  • Introduction to physical therapy; history and evolution of physical therapy; the role of the PT aide in the rehabilitation team
  • Ethical and legal issues affecting the physical therapy aide
  • Parts and types of effective communication
  • Abbreviations and medical terminology
  • Anatomical position; structures of the musculoskeletal system and function of each (bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, muscles, joints)
  • Basic anatomy
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Ambulation and gait training
  • Measuring vital signs; disorders of the circulatory
  • Strengthening and exercise
  • Types of physical therapy modalities
  • Stretching and direction of movement
  • Common anatomical injuries and the associated modalities
  • Students will also perform and be evaluated on common clinical skills necessary to function as a physical therapy aide including patient positioning, and transfer, use of transfer belt, ambulation using crutches/ walker and cane, range of motion exercises and obtaining accurate vital signs

Educational Requirements: Those interested in becoming a Physical Therapy Aide should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Program Note: This program is intended to train students for entry-level Physical Therapy Aide positions or to prepare students for the more formal longer-term program. The objectives of this class do not include a national or state certification for a Physical Therapy Aide.

For tuition and start date information, please see the Continuing Education Catalog.

For more information about this program click below:
Physical Therapy Aide

To register or for more information contact the Program Director, Dianne Czar,
at (908) 835-2333 or by email at czar@warren.edu

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Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington NJ 07882
(908) 835-WCCC (9222)