Physical Therapy Technician

Physical Therapy Technicians and Aides are vital members of the rehabilitation team and help keep the clinic running like a well-oiled machine.

Prepare for a rewarding career as a valued member of the physical therapy team while learning all about the human body, specific disorders, and the way physical therapists treat these disorders.

Program Overview

Credential Earned:

Physical Therapy Technician: Certificate

Physical Therapy Aide: 24 Course Hours

 

No. of Classes Required:

Physical Therapy Technician: 6

Physical Therapy Aid: 6 weeks/24 Course Hours

 

Format:

In-classroom

Externship 40 Hours

Physical Therapy Aide Online

 

Contact Information:

Dawn Reimer

443.412.2317

dreimer@harford.edu

Requirements:

Must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED

 

Reading (NGR) and Math (NGA) Assessments, available at the Test Center; college-level courses or SAT/ACT scores (500+) may be used in place of NGR and NGA

 

Health Assessment, including immunization record (due prior to externship placement)

Courses

Bloodborne Pathogens

Computer Basics for Allied Health

HIPAA Compliance

Healthcare Provider BLS

Physical Therapy Externship

Become a Physical Therapy Aide

 

What Can I Do When I Complete This Program?

After completing this program, you'll work directly under the supervision of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants to help make therapy sessions more productive.

 

Employment

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2018 median salary for a Physical Therapy Technician was $27,540*. Employment is expected to grow 30% from 2016-2026, faster than the national average.

 

*Completion of this certificate does not guarantee this wage.

 

Who Teaches This Program?

The Physical Therapy program is taught by experienced industry professionals.