Physical Therapy Aide

Physical Therapy AideThe Physical Therapy Aide intensive training program at Lake Tahoe Community College prepares students for work as a Physical Therapy Aide and other associated allied health professions. This employable skills certificate is a collaboration between the college and Barton Healthcare and augmented with two Physical Education courses. Both PT Aide courses contain an externship component wherein students will be placed in clinical positions to gain relevant on-the-job experience. Students can expect to complete this program in one year. The required courses are list below.

 Program Learning Outcome 

• Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain entry-level employment as a Physical Therapy Aide and associated allied health professions. 


Certificates
All courses from the following (14 units):
HEA 119A Introduction to Physical Therapy Aide (3)
HEA 119B Advanced Physical Therapy Aide (3)
PET 100 Introduction to Exercise Science (4)
PET 102A Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (4)

This employable skills certificate is offered by the Career & Technical Education and Physical Education departments in collaboration with Barton Health Care. Two Physical Therapy Aide courses augment two PE courses and students can expect to complete their training in one year. Students will learn how to assess vital signs, identify contraindications of treatment, and apply therapeutic modalities. Both PT Aide courses contain an externship component wherein students are placed in clinical positions to gain relevant on-the-job experience. This intensive training program culminates in a working skill set for Physical Therapy Aide and associated allied health professions.

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Helpful Links

Barton Memorial Hospital