Online Certificate

Physical Therapy Aide

Our Physical Therapy Aide and Administration Specialist program is the ideal opportunity for someone to gain entry into the field and assist members of the physical therapy team.

This Program Is a Great Fit For

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Working Adults

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Aspiring Healthcare Professionals

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Recent high school graduates

About the Physical Therapy Aide Certificate

Course length

18 weeks

Weekly time commitment

16 hours

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Aides often perform tasks that are indirectly related to patient care, such as cleaning and setting up treatment areas, moving patients, and performing administrative and clerical duties. Other duties include preparing hot and cold packs, sanitizing equipment, and assisting in patient intake. Often aides are responsible for documenting patients’ responses during exercise.

Graduates of this program will be eligible to take the Physical Therapy Technician/Aide Certification (PTTC) exam sponsored by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam sponsored by the National Healthcareer Association.

Regional Data (North Carolina)

Job growth for physical therapy assistants and aides is expected at 24 percent between now and 2031, far exceeding the national average for all occupations at 5 percent.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Career Paths 


Physical Therapy Assistant


Rehabilitation Aide


Physical Therapy Aide and Administration Specialist

How Much Does a Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Cost?

We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access. Speak with an enrollment advisor to see what payment option you may qualify for.

Pay In Full


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Payment begins 30 days after your course start date.

*This advertised payment is for qualified applicants who choose the 18-month financing option. Other payment options available. Minimum deposit of $200 required to enroll.