Physical Therapy Aide

Physical Therapy Aide Training for Your Employees

Skilled physical therapy aides are a benefit to any practice, allowing your business to take on more client appointments. Equip your staff with online physical therapy aide training to help grow your business while providing a career path for dedicated workers. 

  • Prepares new and incumbent employees for entry-level roles as physical therapy aides in a variety of settings including schools and clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, sports medicine centers, and more.
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your workers successfully progress through the training and excel on-the-job.
Self Paced
physical therapist helping patient use walking bars.

What Your Learners Will Study: 

  1. The importance of and techniques used in good customer service and effective communication between the aide, the physical therapist, and the patient.
  2. Common physical therapy techniques including the use of heat and cold modalities, and their effects on the body.
  3. Medical terminology related to body systems and physical disorders in order to communicate accurately with patients and colleagues.
  4. The importance of a safe health care environment, including potential hazards and fall prevention.


Online Physical Therapy Aide Training Curriculum 

  • 5 courses
  • 16.3 CEUs
  • 10 exams
  • Optional work experience

Penn Foster’s Physical Therapy Aide Training curriculum is designed with job-readiness in mind, preparing workers to build the essential skills needed as therapy aides. Online courses include:

  • Body Systems Terminology
  • Physical Therapy Treatments
  • Exercise and Mobility Training
  • Customer Service

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As the trusted training provider for leading employers, education providers, and job training organizations, Penn Foster designs and delivers digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers in America's fastest-growing fields and professions. 
How it works

Our Proven Training Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees

Online Delivery

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, any where  
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet  
  • 24/7 access to online resource library and knowledge base   

Engaging Content

  • Programs include simulations, videos, and virtual demos   
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts 
  • Real-time feedback enables efficient mastery of material 

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support 
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our faculty 
  • Access to peer-to-peer community of learners  

Real World Credentials

  • Training programs focus on today’s in-demand job skills  
  • Content developed by professional leaders in the field  
  • Courses align to industry certifications and accreditation 

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