Program Goals and Outcomes

Physical therapy aide goals and career outcomes

An online Physical Therapy Aide Career Diploma can help you learn the skills needed to assist physical therapists and their patients in variety of clinical and medical settings.

Physical Therapy Aide

Career Diploma 2-6 mo As low as $50/mo
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Program Goal

The program goal for Penn Foster’s Physical Therapy Aide program is to prepare graduates for an entry-level career as a physical therapist aide.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Identify the roles and job duties performed by a typical physical therapist aide and the personal qualities held by successful aides.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of and techniques used in good customer service and effective communication between the aide, the physical therapist, and the patient.
  • Show understanding of common physical therapy techniques, including the use of heat and cold modalities, and their effects on the body.
  • Use appropriate medical terminology related to body systems and physical disorders in order to communicate accurately with patients and colleagues.
  • Show understanding of the importance of a safe health care environment, including potential hazards and fall prevention, and the aide’s role in maintaining a clean, safe workplace.

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