Become A Certified Physical Therapy Aide

Physical therapy aides work with physical therapists to provide a positive experience for patients undergoing physical therapy treatment. This 100% online course will teach you the concepts, skills, and practices to become a certified physical therapy aide. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the American Medical Certification Association's (AMCA) Physical Therapy Technician/Aide certification exam. The course includes a voucher for the certification exam and an externship starter kit with resources to secure a position as a physical therapy aide extern.


Format: Online

Hours: 190

Credits: 19 CEUs

When: Start Anytime

Cost: $2,145 w/voucher

  • Explain the role, responsibilities, and qualifications of the certified physical therapy aide in various healthcare settings.
  • Define medical terminology and word elements related to the practice of physical therapy.
  • Summarize human anatomy, functional body movements, and system disorders as they relate to physical therapy.
  • Identify proper positioning, patient transfers, common exercises, modalities, and medical equipment.
  • Demonstrate ethical and legal behavior specific to healthcare settings.
  • Differentiate between tasks appropriate for a certified physical therapy aide and other healthcare professionals.

How you will benefit:

  • Prepare for the AMCA Physical Therapy Technician/Aide certification exam to validate your skillset
  • Developing transferable skills increases employment opportunities at healthcare settings, including physical therapist offices, hospitals, and nursing home facilities
  • Assistance from our Externship Coordinator and access to our Externship Starter Kit.

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Start Anytime

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive nine (9) months to complete the course.

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$2,145 with exam voucher

Holly Trimble earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Colorado, a master's degree in pediatric physical therapy from Boston University, and a master's degree in biology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. After working as a physical therapist for many years, Trimble transitioned into teaching. She has lectured on health-related topics to all age groups and works as an adjunct instructor of anatomy and physiology. She received an Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award and is the author of "College Success Now!"