Physical Therapy Aide with Office Management (PTTC)

Offered By Meditec and Texas A&M Kingsville

Master the skills and knowledge to become a physical therapy aide with office duties while preparing to earn a valuable professional certification. Get started now!

PROGRAM DURATION:
445 hours/9 months
CERTIFICATIONS:
PTTC
COST:
$3,995

Program Overview

There's a growing need for physical therapy aides in the U.S. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that PT aide jobs will grow over 29% through 2029.

In this self-paced online course, we'll help you master the skills you need to work as a physical therapy aide and learn foundational physical therapy principles, medical terminology, tasks, and responsibilities. We'll also introduce you to the office management side of the job.

This course prepares you to earn Physical Therapy Technician/Aide Certification (PTTC) and includes the cost of your certification exam.

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Program Comparison

  Meditec College Other Online Schools
Program & Tuition Cost $3500 Average Up to $20,000 Average $3,000
Exams Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Program Completion Time 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Tailored Content and Exams Interactive and engaging learning methods to prepare you for your career Resource Library N/A
Schedule/Flexibility 100% online and available 24/7 Set Schedule 100% online and available 24/7
Student Support Student and Peer Support - Text, Call, Email Scheduled Office Hours Support Email

Program Details

In this course, we'll introduce you to the roles and responsibilities of a certified physical therapy aide in various healthcare settings. You'll discover what tasks are appropriate for a certified physical therapy aide and what tasks should be handled by other healthcare professionals.

You'll gain medical knowledge related to the practice of physical therapy, including terminology, human anatomy, functional body movements, and system disorders. You'll also become familiar with proper positioning and patient transfers, as well as common exercises, modalities, and medical equipment. Finally, we'll review the basics of charting and recordkeeping, as well as the legal and ethical considerations that should guide your behavior in a healthcare setting.

By the end of your studies, you'll be prepared for the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)'s Physical Therapy Technician/Aide Certification (PTTC) exam. We'll even provide a PTTC Exam voucher to cover the cost. Please note, the AMCA requires candidates to possess a high school diploma or the equivalent and be at least 18 years of age to sit for their exam.

In addition to PTTC curriculum, this program includes additional training for administrative skills and duties that can round out your resume and set you up for success. You'll tackle the Microsoft Office suite and develop important professional skills like business etiquette, communication, problem-solving, time management, and customer service.

Lastly, you'll get an externship starter kit that will walk you through everything you need to know to land a PT aide externship, build work experience, and gain professional references.

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