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Physical Therapy Aide And Administration Specialist

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18 Weeks

PROGRAM LENGTH

$5,000.00*

Pay in full

TUITION

*You can pay as little as $331 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

What Does A Physical Therapy Aide And Administration Specialist Do?

Physical therapy aides help physical therapy sessions run smoothly under the direction of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Typical responsibilities of a physical therapy aide include: 

  • Preparing therapy equipment. 
  • Assisting with patient intake and documentation. 
  • Keeping treatment areas organized. 
  • Sanitizing equipment and helping transport patients. 

Although physical therapy aides don’t work directly with patients for extended amounts of time, they complete essential administrative tasks which affect the overall success of a physical therapy office. 

Where Does A Physical Therapy Aide And Administration Specialist Work?

Physical Therapy Aides and Administration Specialists work in various healthcare settings, including rehabilitation units, physical therapy offices, skilled nursing facilities, and fitness centers. 

Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Web browser with internet connection

Course registration & payment

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led video based training

eBook: Physical Therapy Aide-A Worketext by Roberta C. Weiss & Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee

PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE AND ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST

Outcomes

Upon completing the program, students thoroughly comprehend healthcare office procedures, medical terminology, and the fundamentals of physical therapy. The need for physical therapy aides is excellent. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment for physical therapy aides is projected to grow 19% through 2031. Top industries include nursing care facilities, hospitals, physicians’ offices, and the government. The BLS reports the salary for a physical therapy aide ranges from $22.140 to $37,920. 

Skills Learned

Students in our Physical Therapy Aide and Administration Specialist program will complete their curriculum over 18 weeks to master the expertise needed to launch their careers successfully. Some of the skills you will gain include: 

  • Understanding of patient preparation, including transfers and positioning 
  • Comprehension of appropriate exercises, as well as heat and cold modalities 
  • Knowledge and maintenance of PT equipment 
  • Identifying safety risks, policies, and procedures 
  • Performing administrative tasks and required documentation 

COURSES - 18 WEEKS

Professionalism in Allied Health
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
Medical Office Procedures and Administration
Fundamentals of Physical Therapy

PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE AND ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST JOB POSSIBILITIES

$30,000 – $40,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Rehabilitation Aide

$27,000 – $46,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Physical Therapy Aide

$49,000 – $60,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Physical Therapy Assistant

CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the Physical Therapy Technician/Aide Certification (PTTC) exam and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam.

ISSUING AUTHORITY

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PTTC

Physical Therapy Technician/Aide Certification

The PTCC exam shows that you have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully as a Physical Therapy Aide and Administration Specialist.

CMAA

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certificate helps you gain the skills to provide administrative support in a medical setting. Demonstrate your expertise in the field and become qualified for a number of administrative duties, as well as direct contact with patients in clinical settings.

PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE AND ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST PAYMENT OPTIONS

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Pay for your training with an education loan through Sallie Mae or Meritize.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.

 

Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select “Corporate Invoice” if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

Download the free brochure below to your HR representative or manager and show them the benefits of gaining additional education!

Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select “Corporate Invoice” if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

PROGRAM COMPARISONS

PROFESSIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Included
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

MEET YOUR WORKFORCE TRAINING SPECIALIST

April is your Workforce Training Specialist.  She is here to help you understand your program of interest, payment options and succeed!  Get in touch with April to learn more about your program, Union Adventist University and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

FAQ

Students will complete the four courses in this program over 18 weeks, making you job ready in just 4 and a half months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Ideal candidates for this program are motivated, organized individuals who work well in a team setting, are detail-oriented and are able to multitask while delivering exceptional patient care.

The daily role of a Physical Therapy Aide and Administration Specialist includes performing tasks in preparation for patient treatment, including monitoring equipment, organizing supplies, ensuring the space is clean and performing general office assignments.

Physical Therapy Aide and Administration Specialists can use their training and expertise as a stepping stone to other opportunities, including Physical or Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Assistant and Patient Care Technician.

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