Physical Therapy Aide Hybrid Program

This 50-hour Physical Therapy Aide Hybrid Program enables you to master all the skills you need to begin a career as a physical therapy aide.  You will learn about what physical therapy entails, identify the responsibilities of a PT aide, and develop a working knowledge of applied anatomy, pathology, biomechanics and medical terminology.  You will learn about range of motion, exercise, stretching, posture, transfers, modalities and vital signs.  Special topics include total hip replacement, supporting amputees, traumatic brain injury and stroke.

As a Physical Therapy Aide you will assist physical therapists in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. This program will prepare you to pursue an entry-level position as a PT Aide in a variety of environments from healthcare facility, nursing home, hospital, sports rehabilitation center, to orthopedic clinics.  Tate Rice, DPT, MBA, BA

Newtown Campus/WHPAH 0278 W20 /$1,405 (plus textbook)

Classroom: 7 Tues, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 5pm-9 pm

All other class work completed online

Textbook: Training the Physical Therapist Aide: A Guide for the Rehabilitation Professional by

M. Catherine Thut, PRO-ED, Inc., ISBN # 13: 978-141640329-6

To register call 215-968-8409, select option #1. 

For more information, please contact Janet Baker, Director, Allied Health at 215-968-8353, option 1 or email: