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Physical Therapy Aide Online Training Program

Looking for Physical Therapy Aide training online? Blackstone’s Physical Therapy Aide Training offers anatomy and medical terminology, administrative office skills, office technology, time and stress management, critical thinking skills, working effectively on a team, medical ethics and HIPAA. While a physical therapy aide is not a licensed practitioner, they are an important member of a physical therapy team. Prepare for your physical therapy aide career with online training from Blackstone and discover the rewards of working on the rehabilitation team.

Blackstone’s accredited, online training is a convenient way to gain the knowledge and skills practiced in a physical therapy aide career. Our affordable career training programs are designed to fit into your lifestyle and your budget. Along with a solid academic foundation, our physical therapy aide training includes superior student services to keep you encouraged, engaged, and on track, throughout your program.

  • Prerequisite: High School or General Equivalency Diploma
  • Study Method: Textbooks with online study guides and exams
  • Program Length: Completion time ranges from 4-12 months, with students given the option of up to 18 months if needed. Students must satisfy all academic and financial obligations to graduate from their program.

Become A Physical Therapy Aide

Are you interested in a rewarding career that improves the quality of life for others with an online training program for Physical Therapy Aides? Because medical advancements have enabled people of all ages to stay active and live longer, the demand for physical therapy aides is on the rise. The employment outlook for the physical therapy aide career is much better than the average for all occupations; the projected job growth in this field is expected to be up to 30% by 2026.

Physical therapy aides are in demand and part of a team that help physical therapists deliver quality care to their patients. According to the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook, physical therapy aides earn up to $38,340, with the middle 50 percent earning around $25,680.

As with many careers, the earning potential of those in the physical therapy aide career varies depending on factors such as experience, and skills, as well as size and location of clinic or organization. If you want to become a physical therapy aide, working in a rewarding, respected profession, Blackstone’s accredited physical therapy aide training can help you achieve your goals.

Physical Therapy Aide Career Opportunities

Choosing a physical therapy aide career allows you to work in a variety of settings, including home healthcare services, nursing care facilities, general and medical surgical hospitals, and offices of physicians and other health practitioners, including other orthopedic practices. The physical rehabilitation team services a large population including the elderly, those who have suffered from heart attacks and strokes, trauma victims, and infants with birth defects.

Physical therapy departments and offices run more effectively with an organized physical therapy aide. The increasing number of patients in need of physical therapy explains why physical therapy aide jobs are on the rise. Rapid growth in the number of orthopedic practices, clinics, and other healthcare facilities will result in an increasing need for support staff, including physical therapy aides.

Advance your skills so you can achieve your goals in an exciting Physical Therapy Aide career. Questions? Contact us at 1-800-826-9228 or enroll online now.

Physical Therapy Aide Curriculum

Our accredited online Physical Therapy Aide Career Training Program presents the responsibilities of the physical therapy aid as a member of the physical rehabilitation team. Our program consists of practical lessons and on-the-job techniques for assisting physical therapists and physical therapy assistants when working in a variety of healthcare facilities. Our program includes:

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Unit I: Blackstone’s Skills for Success

  • Chapter 1: Discover How You Learn
  • Chapter 2: Find a Place to Study
  • Chapter 3: Learn How to Study

Unit II: English Usage and Written Communication

  • Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Chapter 2: Parts of a Sentence
  • Chapter 3: Pronouns, Verbs, and Agreement
  • Chapter 4: Sentence Types and Punctuation
  • Chapter 5: Written Communications

Unit III: Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Electronic Communication

    • Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers
    • Chapter 2: The Internet, Websites and Media
    • Chapter 3: Electronic Communication

Unit IV: Anatomy and Medical Terminology 1: An Introduction

  • Chapter 1: Basic Elements of Medical Terms
  • Chapter 2: Prefixes
  • Chapter 3: Roots and Suffixes
  • Chapter 4: Body Structure

Unit V: Anatomy and Medical Terminology 2

    • Chapter 5: The Skeletal System
    • Chapter 6: The Muscular System
    • Chapter 7: The Integumentary System
    • Chapter 8: The Respiratory System

Unit VI: Anatomy and Medical Terminology 3

  • Chapter 9: The Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 10: The Urinary System
  • Chapter 11: The Digestive System
  • Chapter 12: The Nervous System

Unit VII: Anatomy and Medical Terminology 4

  • Chapter 13: The Endocrine System
  • Chapter 14: Eyes and Ears
  • Chapter 15: Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
  • Chapter 16: The Reproductive System

Unit VIII: Interpersonal Communications

  • Chapter 1: Aspects of a Positive Workplace Environment
  • Chapter 2: Communication
  • Chapter 3: Diversity in the Workplace
  • Chapter 4: Team Building

Unit IX: Critical Thinking Skills

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking and the PANIC Method
  • Chapter 2: Inference and Judgment
  • Chapter 3: Metacognition
  • Chapter 4: Forming Strong Conclusions through Predicting
  • Chapter 5: Rhetorical Strategies
  • Chapter 6: Critical Theories
  • Chapter 7: Deductive Reasoning
  • Chapter 8: Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking

Unit X: Physical Therapy Aide 1

  • Chapter 1: The Profession of Physical Therapy
  • Chapter 2: Career Opportunities for the Physical Therapy Aide
  • Chapter 3: Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Physical Therapy Aide

Unit XI: Physical Therapy Aide 2

  • Chapter 4: Communicating Effectively
  • Chapter 5: Medical Terminology and the Medical Record
  • Chapter 6: Administrative Role of the Physical Therapy Aide

Unit XII: Physical Therapy Aide 3

  • Chapter 7: Basic Structure and Function of the Human Body
  • Chapter 8: Applied Anatomy and Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Chapter 9: Using Physical Therapy to Treat Common Medical Disorders

Unit XIII: Physical Therapy Aide 4

  • Chapter 10: Safety in the Working Environment
  • Chapter 11: Patient Preparation
  • Chapter 12: Turning and Positioning the Patient
  • Chapter 13: Transferring the Patient

Unit XIV: Physical Therapy Aide 5

  • Chapter 14: Assisting with Ambulation and Gait Training
  • Chapter 15: Therapeutic Exercises
  • Chapter 16: Physical Therapy Agents and Modalities
  • Chapter 17: Specialized Clinical Procedures
  • Chapter 18: Career Skills and the Physical Therapy Aide

Unit XV: Medical Ethics and HIPAA

  • Chapter 1: Professional Development
  • Chapter 2: Medicolegal Ethics
  • Chapter 3: HIPAA for the Allied Healthcare Worker

Unit XVI: Time & Stress Management

  • Chapter 1: LifeTime Patterns (Values)
  • Chapter 2: The Power of LifeTime Habits
  • Chapter 3: Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
  • Chapter 4: Choosing Your Priorities
  • Chapter 5: Planning and Scheduling Activities
  • Chapter 6: Interruptions, the #1 TimeThief
  • Chapter 7: TimeLogs
  • Chapter 8: TimeTips
  • Chapter 9: Self-Esteem and Time Management
  • Chapter 10: Stress Management

Unit XVII: How to Find a Job in Healthcare

  • Chapter 1: Job Search Correspondence
  • Chapter 2: The Job Search
  • Chapter 3: Job Interviews

Advance your skills so you can achieve your goals in an exciting entry level Physical Therapy job. Questions? Contact us at 1-800-826-9228 or enroll online now.

Physical Therapy Aide Materials

Start your path to success... Earn your physical therapy certificate online!

Once you enroll in the Blackstone Physical Therapy Aide Training Program, you'll receive the following course materials-- all included in your tuition:

Physical Therapy Aide Online Study Guides

These five online study guides will lead you through the Physical Therapy Aide: A Worktext textbook, highlighting all of the important points and giving you additional review questions.

BCI Physical TherapyPhysical Therapy Aide: A Worktext by Roberta C. Weiss

This textbook, the core of your physical therapy aide program, introduces the theory and clinical skills used by physical therapy aides in a variety of rehabilitation settings. The text includes photographs throughout to illustrate these skills and therapeutic modality procedures.

Anatomy and Medical Terminology Study Guides

These units present useful information on the body systems, diseases, disorders, and relevant medical terms-what every allied health worker needs to know.

Additional Blackstone Study Units

In addition to the study guides that accompany your textbook and the units on anatomy and medical terminology, you will receive online access to eight more exclusive Blackstone study units that will guide you through important topics that will make your physical therapy aide program complete, including ethical and medicolegal considerations and finding a job in healthcare.

Blackstone' s Exclusive Online Typing Tutor

Whether you are a novice typist or just need to brush up on your skills and increase your speed, Blackstone's Online Typing Tutor will help you succeed. Typing exercises are geared to the allied health student. Work at your own pace and take the online typing test when you are ready to assess your skill level.

Access to Blackstone's Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, and receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and receive up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

In addition, Blackstone will also provide you with:

Financial Assistance

Blackstone’s financial assistance programs include GI Bill Education Benefits for veterans and the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA program).

Advance your skills so you can achieve your goals in an exciting entry level Physical Therapy job. Questions? Contact us at 1-800-826-9228 or enroll online now.

Physical Therapy Aide Tuition

Physical Therapy Aide Training Cost- Enroll for $59!

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable cost. Everything you need to get started in this exciting career working in the physical therapy field is included in your tuition. Choose the payment plan that best fits your budget and get started today!

Available Payment Plans

Remember: Use the promo code TAPP when you are enrolling!

The Physical Therapy Aide Tuition Fee Includes:

  • All instruction, exam evaluation, and grading of homework assignments
  • Access to our Online Student Center
  • Lifetime access to student forums and chat rooms
  • Full student services and support during your program
  • Latest edition e-textbooks included with your course
  • Comprehensive study guides prepared by faculty and reviewed by subject matter experts
  • Exam grade reports with references for incorrect answers
  • Automatic six month time extension-a $250 value
  • Official BCI school transcript
  • An embossed Physical Therapy Aide diploma upon completion of program requirements

Go to our Financial Assistance
section to review your financing options that include low cost payment programs, military TA and corporate reimbursement.

Methods of Payment

At BCI we want to put your mind at ease about expenses so you can focus on what really matters . . . obtaining the career education you need to get the job you want!
You may use your Visa, Discover, Master Card, or American Express to securely enroll online. You may also pay your tuition fee in full by money order, corporate check or personal check.

*International, HI, and AK students Click Here*

International Student Policy:

International, Alaskan, Hawaiian and Canadian students are required to participate under the full payment plan only. There is an additional charge for shipping/handling of all materials. Please refer to the International Training page for requirements or call (800) 826-9228 prior to enrollment. AK, HI, Canadian and international students may be required to pay extra duties required by customs authorities at the time of receipt of study material.)


NOTE: To Employed Individuals
Some students may be eligible for full or partial reimbursement of their paralegal school tuition by their employers. Your company may be able to take advantage of The Employee Education Assistance Act (IRS Code, Section 127). Check with your supervisor or personnel department.

Student Tuition Protection Policy:

We offer a generous student tuition protection policy that covers cancellations and refunds. Review our policy here.

Advance your skills so you can achieve your goals in an exciting entry level Physical Therapy job. Questions? Contact us at 1-800-826-9228 or enroll online now.

Resources for Physical Therapy Aide Careers

Career Resources include sites that specifically relate to physical therapy aide careers. Find organizations to join and increase your networking abilities. Many of these organizations and associations have their own newsletters or magazines, job databases, and certification exams. You will also find links to other relevant web sites for physical therapy aide careers, as well as books, software or journals that can help as you build your professional knowledge.
Explore online resources below in the following categories:

Physical Therapy Aide and Related Associations

American Physical Therapy Association
American Physical Therapy Association Section on Pediatrics

Physical Therapy Aide Resources

The Student Doctor Network
Move Forward
American Medical Assn Atlas of the Body
Discoveryhealth Human Body Atlas

Job Resources for the Physical Therapy Aide Career

Career Builder
Simple Hired
Indeed Job Forum
Advance for Healthcare Careers
LinkedIn Job Search

Books, Journals, Software for Physical Therapy Aide Profession

Physical Therapy Journal
Inside the Living Body
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
Journal of Orthapaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

Remember: Use the promo code TAPP when you are enrolling!

State Licensing:  Because licensing and certification requirements differ from state to state, it is important to check with the state licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state you plan to work to determine the requirements. Prospective students should review regulatory information and professional licensing requirements. Simply click here to learn more on state licensing/regulatory boards and specific industry licensing information.