Blackstone’s Online Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Program

Looking for Physical Therapy Aide training online? Blackstone’s Physical Therapy Aide Training offers anatomy and medical terminology, administrative office skills, office technology, time and stress management, critical thinking skills, working effectively on a team, medical ethics and HIPAA. While a physical therapy aide is not a licensed practitioner, they are an important member of the physical therapy team. Prepare for your physical therapy aide career through Blackstone Career Institute’s renowned online courses with certificates. Obtain the online education and physical therapy aide training you need to secure a competitive salary in today’s job market.

Job Outlook

Are you interested in a rewarding career that improves the quality of life for others with an online career school that offers leading Physical Therapy Aide Training? Because medical advancements have enabled people of all ages to stay active and live longer, the demand for physical therapy aides is on the rise. The employment outlook for the physical therapy aide career is much better than the average for all occupations; the projected job growth in this field is expected to be up to 30% by 2026.

Physical therapy aides are in demand and part of a team that help physical therapists deliver quality care to their patients. According to the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook, physical therapy aides earn up to $38,340, with the middle 50 percent earning around $25,680.

Student Testimonial

“My experience with Blackstone Career Institute was great. I loved studying in this field.”

– Robyn, Physical Therapy Aide

Included in Your Physial Therapy Aide Program

Physical Therapy Aide: A Worktext

This textbook, the core of your physical therapy aide certificate program, introduces the theory and clinical skills used by physical therapy aides in a variety of rehabilitation settings. The text includes photographs throughout to illustrate these skills and therapeutic modality procedures.

No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

Physical Therapy: A Worktext

This textbook, the core of your physical therapy aide certificate program, introduces the theory and clinical skills used by physical therapy aides in a variety of rehabilitation settings. The text includes photographs throughout to illustrate these skills and therapeutic modality procedures. Textbook: Physical Therapy: A Worktext, by Roberta C. Weiss. ISBN: 9781418013172.

Blackstone Physical Therapy Aide Online Study Guides

These five online study guides will lead you through the Physical Therapy Aide: A Worktext textbook, highlighting all of the important points and giving you additional review questions.

Anatomy and Medical Terminology Study Guides

These units present useful information on the body systems, diseases, disorders, and relevant medical terms – valuable information for those working in healthcare.

Additional Blackstone Study Units

In addition to the study guides that accompany your textbook and the units on anatomy and medical terminology, you will receive online access to eight more exclusive Blackstone study units that will guide you through important topics that will make your physical therapy aide program complete, including ethical and medicolegal considerations and finding a job in healthcare.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Why Choose
Blackstone?

  • Nationally & Regionally Accredited
  • All Materials Included
  • Self Paced Program – No Deadlines
  • Affordable – Graduate Debt-Free
  • Reliable Instructor & Customer Support
  • A Proven Track Record of Student Success

Enroll for just $59 and save up to $356

At Blackstone we offer accredited, affordable and convenient online career training programs. With our low monthly payment options, 0% interest, all inclusive tuition and no hidden fees, you can graduate debt-free. Take advantage of our Tuition Assistance Payment Plan (TAPP) to earn your Physical Therapy Aide Certificate. Save up to $356 today!

Save On Your Tuition

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

Curriculum for Blackstone’s Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Program

Are you interested in a rewarding career that improves the quality of life for others with online Physical Therapy Aide training? Achieve your goals today through Blackstone Career Institutes accredited Physical Therapy Aide Training Certificate Program. Because medical advancements have enabled people of all ages to stay active and live longer, the demand for physical therapy aides is on the rise. The employment outlook for the physical therapy aide career is much better than the average for all occupations with the projected job growth in this field to be up to 30% by 2026.

Program Goals & Objectives

The Physical Therapy Aide program prepares students for entry-level employment as a Physical Therapy Aide.

  • Learn about the role of the physical therapy aide as a member of the rehabilitation team.
  • Understand the administrative responsibilities of the physical therapy aide.
  • Become knowledgeable about the use of physical therapy to treat common medical disorders.
  • Learn how to assist the physical therapist or physical therapy assistant in the administration of patient care
  • Define and explain the importance of medical ethics and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

curriculum

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Unit 1 - Blackstone’s Skills for Success

  • Chapter 1: Discover How You Learn
  • Chapter 2: Find a Place to Study
  • Chapter 3: Learn How to Study

Unit 2 - English Usage and Written Communication

  • Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Chapter 2: Parts of a Sentence
  • Chapter 3: Pronouns, Verbs, and Agreement
  • Chapter 4: Sentence Types and Punctuation
  • Chapter 5: Written Communications

Unit 3 - Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Electronic Communication

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers
  • Chapter 2: The Internet, Websites and Media
  • Chapter 3: Electronic Communication

Unit 4 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 1: An Introduction

  • Chapter 1: Basic Elements of Medical Terms
  • Chapter 2: Prefixes
  • Chapter 3: Roots and Suffixes
  • Chapter 4: Body Structure

Unit 5 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 2

  • Chapter 5: The Skeletal System
  • Chapter 6: The Muscular System
  • Chapter 7: The Integumentary System
  • Chapter 8: The Respiratory System

Unit 6 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 3

  • Chapter 9: The Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 10: The Urinary System
  • Chapter 11: The Digestive System
  • Chapter 12: The Nervous System

Unit 7 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 4

  • Chapter 13: The Endocrine System
  • Chapter 14: Eyes and Ears
  • Chapter 15: Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
  • Chapter 16: The Reproductive System

Unit 8 - Interpersonal Communications

  • Chapter 1: Aspects of a Positive Workplace Environment
  • Chapter 2: Communication
  • Chapter 3: Diversity in the Workplace
  • Chapter 4: Team Building

Unit 9 - Critical Thinking Skills

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking and the PANIC Method
  • Chapter 2: Inference and Judgment
  • Chapter 3: Metacognition
  • Chapter 4: Forming Strong Conclusions through Predicting
  • Chapter 5: Rhetorical Strategies
  • Chapter 6: Critical Theories
  • Chapter 7: Deductive Reasoning
  • Chapter 8: Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking

Unit 10 - Physical Therapy Aide 1

  • Chapter 1: The Profession of Physical Therapy
  • Chapter 2: Career Opportunities for the Physical Therapy Aide
  • Chapter 3: Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Physical Therapy Aide

Unit 11 - Physical Therapy Aide 2

  • Chapter 4: Communicating Effectively
  • Chapter 5: Medical Terminology and the Medical Record
  • Chapter 6: Administrative Role of the Physical Therapy Aide

Unit 12 - Physical Therapy Aide 3

  • Chapter 7: Basic Structure and Function of the Human Body
  • Chapter 8: Applied Anatomy and Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Chapter 9: Using Physical Therapy to Treat Common Medical Disorders

Unit 13 - Physical Therapy Aide 4

  • Chapter 10: Safety in the Working Environment
  • Chapter 11: Patient Preparation
  • Chapter 12: Turning and Positioning the Patient
  • Chapter 13: Transferring the Patient

Unit 14 - Physical Therapy Aide 5

  • Chapter 14: Assisting with Ambulation and Gait Training
  • Chapter 15: Therapeutic Exercises
  • Chapter 16: Physical Therapy Agents and Modalities
  • Chapter 17: Specialized Clinical Procedures
  • Chapter 18: Career Skills and the Physical Therapy Aide

Unit 15 - Medical Ethics and HIPAA

  • Chapter 1: Professional Development
  • Chapter 2: Medicolegal Ethics
  • Chapter 3: HIPAA for the Allied Healthcare Worker

Unit 16 - Time & Stress Management

  • Chapter 1: LifeTime Patterns (Values)
  • Chapter 2: The Power of LifeTime Habits
  • Chapter 3: Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
  • Chapter 4: Choosing Your Priorities
  • Chapter 5: Planning and Scheduling Activities
  • Chapter 6: Interruptions, the #1 TimeThief
  • Chapter 7: TimeLogs
  • Chapter 8: TimeTips
  • Chapter 9: Self-Esteem and Time Management
  • Chapter 10: Stress Management

Unit 17: How to Find a Job in Healthcare

  • Chapter 1: Job Search Correspondence
  • Chapter 2: The Job Search
  • Chapter 3: Job Interviews

Meet Your Physical Therapy Aide Instructor

Catie Grumbein, Physical Therapy Aide Consultant

B.S. in Kinesiology

Catie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY. She graduated with honors, is a member of the Alpha Eta Honor Society, and received an award for the highest rating in clinical performance in her graduating class. She has completed various clinical affiliations, primarily focusing in the field of pediatrics in the acute care, outpatient, and school-based settings.

In addition, Catie has obtained clinical affiliations in orthopedics and cardiac rehabilitation. She has completed research while obtaining her doctorate on patients with Parkinson’s disease, where she, along with her research group, were selected to present at an annual Research Symposium. Catie is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and currently works at the Physical Therapy and Wellness Institute.

Catie’s other passions include dancing and exercising, going to the beach, and having fun with friends and family.

We are here to help you

Upon enrollment in Blackstone’s Physical Therapy Aide Program, students will receive their instructor’s information. For additional support, Our student service center is available Mon – Fri to assist students. Simply call 800.826.9228 or email info@blackstone.edu.

Included in Your Physial Therapy Aide Program

Physical Therapy Aide: A Worktext

This textbook, the core of your physical therapy aide certificate program, introduces the theory and clinical skills used by physical therapy aides in a variety of rehabilitation settings. The text includes photographs throughout to illustrate these skills and therapeutic modality procedures.

No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

Physical Therapy: A Worktext

This textbook, the core of your physical therapy aide certificate program, introduces the theory and clinical skills used by physical therapy aides in a variety of rehabilitation settings. The text includes photographs throughout to illustrate these skills and therapeutic modality procedures. Textbook: Physical Therapy: A Worktext, by Roberta C. Weiss. ISBN: 9781418013172.

Blackstone Physical Therapy Aide Online Study Guides

These five online study guides will lead you through the Physical Therapy Aide: A Worktext textbook, highlighting all of the important points and giving you additional review questions.

Anatomy and Medical Terminology Study Guides

These units present useful information on the body systems, diseases, disorders, and relevant medical terms – valuable information for those working in healthcare.

Additional Blackstone Study Units

In addition to the study guides that accompany your textbook and the units on anatomy and medical terminology, you will receive online access to eight more exclusive Blackstone study units that will guide you through important topics that will make your physical therapy aide program complete, including ethical and medicolegal considerations and finding a job in healthcare.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Physical Therapy Aide Resources

Network and enhance your professional knowledge. Find sites and organizations that specifically relate to Physical Therapy Aide careers. Work toward obtaining a competitive Physical Therapy Aide salary by enhancing your education through Blackstone Career Institute’s online courses with certificates.

State Licensure

It is important to check with the state licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state you plan to work in

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

Physical Therapy Aide Tuition Rates

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable rate. Everything you need to complete your Physical Therapy Aid Certificate training is included in your online course tuition at Blackstone Career Institute. Choose the payment plan that works best for you and learn how to become a Physical Therapy Aide today!

Remember to use promo code TAPP

Full Pay

$1,214

$1,442

Save $228

Enroll Now

Pay full tuition now. Best value. No monthly payments.

16 Month Autopay

$1,298

$1,442

Save $144

$79/month

Automatic monthly credit card payments. Low Initial payment.

24 Month Autopay

$1,442

Lowest Monthly Payments

$59/month

Automatic monthly credit card payments. Low Initial payment.

16 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 15 monthly payments of $79. The final payment is $54.

24 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 23 monthly payments of $59. The final payment is $26.

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

FAQ’s for Blackstone’s Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Program

A helpful resource for students interested in learning how to become a Physical Therapy Aide through Blackstone’s Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Program.

Is your school accredited?

Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Accreditation assures the public that our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures and polices meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards. To better understand the value of accreditation, read this document published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

How much is tuition?

Please click here to view tuition for our Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Program.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Blackstone offers 3 affordable, interest-free payment plan options but is not a Title 1V school that accepts FAFSA or Pell Grants. Students may also apply for tuition reimbursement from their employer, or check with their State and Local Assistance. Learn more about obtaining your Physical Therapy Aide Certificate and taking our online courses with certificates through financial assistance here

Can I use my Military Benefits?

Yes! BCI takes the confusion out of understanding military education benefits. Blackstone is proud to be named on a National list of Military Friendly Schools. With our career programs being approved by both the Department of Veterans Affairs, and The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA), Blackstone ensures you receive the benefits for which you are eligible. Learn more here

What are BCI’s Admission Requirements?

Enrolling at Blackstone is easy, with our open enrollment you can enroll anytime. To qualify, a high school diploma or an equivalent along with access to a Microsoft Windows compatible PC or MAC with Internet access is needed. All applicants must complete our Enrollment Agreement along with the required down payment for processing. Applications will be processed only if they are accompanied with the required payment. If you have any questions, please contact our friendly Student Services staff toll-free at 800-826-9228.

How do I enroll?

Students can enroll anytime from our website by clicking here or calling our student service center Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST at 800.826.9228. Blackstone has open-enrollment, so students can enroll in our online certificate programs anytime, 24/7/365.

Are there physical textbooks included in the program?

As an online school, our courses use e-books for convenience of studying on the go and to allow us to keep tuition costs down. We do provide the ISBN information for each e-book under the materials tab. Students who wish to purchase a physical copy of the e-book can simply use the ISBN number provided on our website to purchase the book through a third party like amazon or chegg.com.

How do course materials release online?

Students who pay in full for their program will have access to all of their materials once enrolled. Students who enroll under a monthly payment plan will have access to a new unit every month upon making their monthly payment.

What is the average completion time for students in the Physical Therapy Aide program?

One of the major advantages in taking Blackstone’s Physical Therapy Aide Certificate program is that students can work at their own pace. Many students complete the program in 8 -12 months. Students have up to 24 months from their enrollment date to complete and graduate from their program.

Who is the instructor for the course?

The instructor for our Physical Therapy Aide Certificate program is Catie Grumbein. To learn more about Catie, please click here. Students with any curriculum questions can send their inquiries to instructor@blackstone.edu .

Who do I contact if I need help?

For curriculum questions, contact our Education Department by sending an e-mail to instructor@blackstone.edu, for additional questions regarding our online certificate programs, email student services at info@blackstone.edu.

Will credits transfer to a college or university after I graduate?

Blackstone’s online certificate programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level careers. While some schools may accept credits from Blackstone, it is at the discretion of the receiving school. Simply check with the school’s admissions office.

Do you provide job placement?

As a true distance education school, we are unable to provide job placement. We do feel confident that our online certificate programs provide the education needed to qualify for entry-level employment. Our Career Center offers students and graduates resources to search for successful employment.

Where can I expect to find a job as a Physical Therapy Aide?

Choosing a physical therapy aide career allows you to work in a variety of settings, including home healthcare services, nursing care facilities, general and medical surgical hospitals, and offices of physicians and other health practitioners, including other orthopedic practices. The physical rehabilitation team services a large population including the elderly, those who have suffered from heart attacks and strokes, trauma victims, and infants with birth defects.

Physical therapy departments and offices run more effectively with an organized physical therapy aide. The increasing number of patients in need of physical therapy explains why physical therapy aide jobs are on the rise. Rapid growth in the number of orthopedic practices, clinics, and other healthcare facilities will result in an increasing need for support staff, including physical therapy aides. Start your journey to become a Physical Therapy Aide with Blackstone Career Institute’s renowned Physical Therapy Aide Training Certificate Program. Contact us today to learn more!

Still have questions?

Speak with a student advisor today! We are available Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 4:30 EST.

Overview

Blackstone’s Online Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Program

Looking for Physical Therapy Aide training online? Blackstone’s Physical Therapy Aide Training offers anatomy and medical terminology, administrative office skills, office technology, time and stress management, critical thinking skills, working effectively on a team, medical ethics and HIPAA. While a physical therapy aide is not a licensed practitioner, they are an important member of the physical therapy team. Prepare for your physical therapy aide career through Blackstone Career Institute’s renowned online courses with certificates. Obtain the online education and physical therapy aide training you need to secure a competitive salary in today’s job market.

Job Outlook

Are you interested in a rewarding career that improves the quality of life for others with an online career school that offers leading Physical Therapy Aide Training? Because medical advancements have enabled people of all ages to stay active and live longer, the demand for physical therapy aides is on the rise. The employment outlook for the physical therapy aide career is much better than the average for all occupations; the projected job growth in this field is expected to be up to 30% by 2026.

Physical therapy aides are in demand and part of a team that help physical therapists deliver quality care to their patients. According to the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook, physical therapy aides earn up to $38,340, with the middle 50 percent earning around $25,680.

Student Testimonial

“My experience with Blackstone Career Institute was great. I loved studying in this field.”

– Robyn, Physical Therapy Aide

Included in Your Physial Therapy Aide Program

Physical Therapy Aide: A Worktext

This textbook, the core of your physical therapy aide certificate program, introduces the theory and clinical skills used by physical therapy aides in a variety of rehabilitation settings. The text includes photographs throughout to illustrate these skills and therapeutic modality procedures.

No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

Physical Therapy: A Worktext

This textbook, the core of your physical therapy aide certificate program, introduces the theory and clinical skills used by physical therapy aides in a variety of rehabilitation settings. The text includes photographs throughout to illustrate these skills and therapeutic modality procedures. Textbook: Physical Therapy: A Worktext, by Roberta C. Weiss. ISBN: 9781418013172.

Blackstone Physical Therapy Aide Online Study Guides

These five online study guides will lead you through the Physical Therapy Aide: A Worktext textbook, highlighting all of the important points and giving you additional review questions.

Anatomy and Medical Terminology Study Guides

These units present useful information on the body systems, diseases, disorders, and relevant medical terms – valuable information for those working in healthcare.

Additional Blackstone Study Units

In addition to the study guides that accompany your textbook and the units on anatomy and medical terminology, you will receive online access to eight more exclusive Blackstone study units that will guide you through important topics that will make your physical therapy aide program complete, including ethical and medicolegal considerations and finding a job in healthcare.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Why Choose
Blackstone?

  • Nationally & Regionally Accredited
  • All Materials Included
  • Self Paced Program – No Deadlines
  • Affordable – Graduate Debt-Free
  • Reliable Instructor & Customer Support
  • A Proven Track Record of Student Success

Enroll for just $59 and save up to $356

At Blackstone we offer accredited, affordable and convenient online career training programs. With our low monthly payment options, 0% interest, all inclusive tuition and no hidden fees, you can graduate debt-free. Take advantage of our Tuition Assistance Payment Plan (TAPP) to earn your Physical Therapy Aide Certificate. Save up to $356 today!

Save On Your Tuition

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

Program Details

Curriculum for Blackstone’s Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Program

Are you interested in a rewarding career that improves the quality of life for others with online Physical Therapy Aide training? Achieve your goals today through Blackstone Career Institutes accredited Physical Therapy Aide Training Certificate Program. Because medical advancements have enabled people of all ages to stay active and live longer, the demand for physical therapy aides is on the rise. The employment outlook for the physical therapy aide career is much better than the average for all occupations with the projected job growth in this field to be up to 30% by 2026.

Program Goals & Objectives

The Physical Therapy Aide program prepares students for entry-level employment as a Physical Therapy Aide.

  • Learn about the role of the physical therapy aide as a member of the rehabilitation team.
  • Understand the administrative responsibilities of the physical therapy aide.
  • Become knowledgeable about the use of physical therapy to treat common medical disorders.
  • Learn how to assist the physical therapist or physical therapy assistant in the administration of patient care
  • Define and explain the importance of medical ethics and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

curriculum

Expand All +

Unit 1 - Blackstone’s Skills for Success

  • Chapter 1: Discover How You Learn
  • Chapter 2: Find a Place to Study
  • Chapter 3: Learn How to Study

Unit 2 - English Usage and Written Communication

  • Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Chapter 2: Parts of a Sentence
  • Chapter 3: Pronouns, Verbs, and Agreement
  • Chapter 4: Sentence Types and Punctuation
  • Chapter 5: Written Communications

Unit 3 - Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Electronic Communication

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers
  • Chapter 2: The Internet, Websites and Media
  • Chapter 3: Electronic Communication

Unit 4 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 1: An Introduction

  • Chapter 1: Basic Elements of Medical Terms
  • Chapter 2: Prefixes
  • Chapter 3: Roots and Suffixes
  • Chapter 4: Body Structure

Unit 5 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 2

  • Chapter 5: The Skeletal System
  • Chapter 6: The Muscular System
  • Chapter 7: The Integumentary System
  • Chapter 8: The Respiratory System

Unit 6 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 3

  • Chapter 9: The Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 10: The Urinary System
  • Chapter 11: The Digestive System
  • Chapter 12: The Nervous System

Unit 7 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 4

  • Chapter 13: The Endocrine System
  • Chapter 14: Eyes and Ears
  • Chapter 15: Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
  • Chapter 16: The Reproductive System

Unit 8 - Interpersonal Communications

  • Chapter 1: Aspects of a Positive Workplace Environment
  • Chapter 2: Communication
  • Chapter 3: Diversity in the Workplace
  • Chapter 4: Team Building

Unit 9 - Critical Thinking Skills

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking and the PANIC Method
  • Chapter 2: Inference and Judgment
  • Chapter 3: Metacognition
  • Chapter 4: Forming Strong Conclusions through Predicting
  • Chapter 5: Rhetorical Strategies
  • Chapter 6: Critical Theories
  • Chapter 7: Deductive Reasoning
  • Chapter 8: Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking

Unit 10 - Physical Therapy Aide 1

  • Chapter 1: The Profession of Physical Therapy
  • Chapter 2: Career Opportunities for the Physical Therapy Aide
  • Chapter 3: Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Physical Therapy Aide

Unit 11 - Physical Therapy Aide 2

  • Chapter 4: Communicating Effectively
  • Chapter 5: Medical Terminology and the Medical Record
  • Chapter 6: Administrative Role of the Physical Therapy Aide

Unit 12 - Physical Therapy Aide 3

  • Chapter 7: Basic Structure and Function of the Human Body
  • Chapter 8: Applied Anatomy and Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Chapter 9: Using Physical Therapy to Treat Common Medical Disorders

Unit 13 - Physical Therapy Aide 4

  • Chapter 10: Safety in the Working Environment
  • Chapter 11: Patient Preparation
  • Chapter 12: Turning and Positioning the Patient
  • Chapter 13: Transferring the Patient

Unit 14 - Physical Therapy Aide 5

  • Chapter 14: Assisting with Ambulation and Gait Training
  • Chapter 15: Therapeutic Exercises
  • Chapter 16: Physical Therapy Agents and Modalities
  • Chapter 17: Specialized Clinical Procedures
  • Chapter 18: Career Skills and the Physical Therapy Aide

Unit 15 - Medical Ethics and HIPAA

  • Chapter 1: Professional Development
  • Chapter 2: Medicolegal Ethics
  • Chapter 3: HIPAA for the Allied Healthcare Worker

Unit 16 - Time & Stress Management

  • Chapter 1: LifeTime Patterns (Values)
  • Chapter 2: The Power of LifeTime Habits
  • Chapter 3: Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
  • Chapter 4: Choosing Your Priorities
  • Chapter 5: Planning and Scheduling Activities
  • Chapter 6: Interruptions, the #1 TimeThief
  • Chapter 7: TimeLogs
  • Chapter 8: TimeTips
  • Chapter 9: Self-Esteem and Time Management
  • Chapter 10: Stress Management

Unit 17: How to Find a Job in Healthcare

  • Chapter 1: Job Search Correspondence
  • Chapter 2: The Job Search
  • Chapter 3: Job Interviews

Meet Your Physical Therapy Aide Instructor

Catie Grumbein, Physical Therapy Aide Consultant

B.S. in Kinesiology

Catie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY. She graduated with honors, is a member of the Alpha Eta Honor Society, and received an award for the highest rating in clinical performance in her graduating class. She has completed various clinical affiliations, primarily focusing in the field of pediatrics in the acute care, outpatient, and school-based settings.

In addition, Catie has obtained clinical affiliations in orthopedics and cardiac rehabilitation. She has completed research while obtaining her doctorate on patients with Parkinson’s disease, where she, along with her research group, were selected to present at an annual Research Symposium. Catie is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and currently works at the Physical Therapy and Wellness Institute.

Catie’s other passions include dancing and exercising, going to the beach, and having fun with friends and family.

We are here to help you

Upon enrollment in Blackstone’s Physical Therapy Aide Program, students will receive their instructor’s information. For additional support, Our student service center is available Mon – Fri to assist students. Simply call 800.826.9228 or email info@blackstone.edu.

Included in Your Physial Therapy Aide Program

Physical Therapy Aide: A Worktext

This textbook, the core of your physical therapy aide certificate program, introduces the theory and clinical skills used by physical therapy aides in a variety of rehabilitation settings. The text includes photographs throughout to illustrate these skills and therapeutic modality procedures.

No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

Physical Therapy: A Worktext

This textbook, the core of your physical therapy aide certificate program, introduces the theory and clinical skills used by physical therapy aides in a variety of rehabilitation settings. The text includes photographs throughout to illustrate these skills and therapeutic modality procedures. Textbook: Physical Therapy: A Worktext, by Roberta C. Weiss. ISBN: 9781418013172.

Blackstone Physical Therapy Aide Online Study Guides

These five online study guides will lead you through the Physical Therapy Aide: A Worktext textbook, highlighting all of the important points and giving you additional review questions.

Anatomy and Medical Terminology Study Guides

These units present useful information on the body systems, diseases, disorders, and relevant medical terms – valuable information for those working in healthcare.

Additional Blackstone Study Units

In addition to the study guides that accompany your textbook and the units on anatomy and medical terminology, you will receive online access to eight more exclusive Blackstone study units that will guide you through important topics that will make your physical therapy aide program complete, including ethical and medicolegal considerations and finding a job in healthcare.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Physical Therapy Aide Resources

Network and enhance your professional knowledge. Find sites and organizations that specifically relate to Physical Therapy Aide careers. Work toward obtaining a competitive Physical Therapy Aide salary by enhancing your education through Blackstone Career Institute’s online courses with certificates.

State Licensure

It is important to check with the state licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state you plan to work in

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

Tuition

Physical Therapy Aide Tuition Rates

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable rate. Everything you need to complete your Physical Therapy Aid Certificate training is included in your online course tuition at Blackstone Career Institute. Choose the payment plan that works best for you and learn how to become a Physical Therapy Aide today!

Remember to use promo code TAPP

Full Pay

$1,214

$1,442

Save $228

Enroll Now

Pay full tuition now. Best value. No monthly payments.

16 Month Autopay

$1,298

$1,442

Save $144

$79/month

Automatic monthly credit card payments. Low Initial payment.

24 Month Autopay

$1,442

Lowest Monthly Payments

$59/month

Automatic monthly credit card payments. Low Initial payment.

16 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 15 monthly payments of $79. The final payment is $54.

24 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 23 monthly payments of $59. The final payment is $26.

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

FAQ’S

FAQ’s for Blackstone’s Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Program

A helpful resource for students interested in learning how to become a Physical Therapy Aide through Blackstone’s Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Program.

Is your school accredited?

Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Accreditation assures the public that our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures and polices meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards. To better understand the value of accreditation, read this document published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

How much is tuition?

Please click here to view tuition for our Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Program.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Blackstone offers 3 affordable, interest-free payment plan options but is not a Title 1V school that accepts FAFSA or Pell Grants. Students may also apply for tuition reimbursement from their employer, or check with their State and Local Assistance. Learn more about obtaining your Physical Therapy Aide Certificate and taking our online courses with certificates through financial assistance here

Can I use my Military Benefits?

Yes! BCI takes the confusion out of understanding military education benefits. Blackstone is proud to be named on a National list of Military Friendly Schools. With our career programs being approved by both the Department of Veterans Affairs, and The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA), Blackstone ensures you receive the benefits for which you are eligible. Learn more here

What are BCI’s Admission Requirements?

Enrolling at Blackstone is easy, with our open enrollment you can enroll anytime. To qualify, a high school diploma or an equivalent along with access to a Microsoft Windows compatible PC or MAC with Internet access is needed. All applicants must complete our Enrollment Agreement along with the required down payment for processing. Applications will be processed only if they are accompanied with the required payment. If you have any questions, please contact our friendly Student Services staff toll-free at 800-826-9228.

How do I enroll?

Students can enroll anytime from our website by clicking here or calling our student service center Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST at 800.826.9228. Blackstone has open-enrollment, so students can enroll in our online certificate programs anytime, 24/7/365.

Are there physical textbooks included in the program?

As an online school, our courses use e-books for convenience of studying on the go and to allow us to keep tuition costs down. We do provide the ISBN information for each e-book under the materials tab. Students who wish to purchase a physical copy of the e-book can simply use the ISBN number provided on our website to purchase the book through a third party like amazon or chegg.com.

How do course materials release online?

Students who pay in full for their program will have access to all of their materials once enrolled. Students who enroll under a monthly payment plan will have access to a new unit every month upon making their monthly payment.

What is the average completion time for students in the Physical Therapy Aide program?

One of the major advantages in taking Blackstone’s Physical Therapy Aide Certificate program is that students can work at their own pace. Many students complete the program in 8 -12 months. Students have up to 24 months from their enrollment date to complete and graduate from their program.

Who is the instructor for the course?

The instructor for our Physical Therapy Aide Certificate program is Catie Grumbein. To learn more about Catie, please click here. Students with any curriculum questions can send their inquiries to instructor@blackstone.edu .

Who do I contact if I need help?

For curriculum questions, contact our Education Department by sending an e-mail to instructor@blackstone.edu, for additional questions regarding our online certificate programs, email student services at info@blackstone.edu.

Will credits transfer to a college or university after I graduate?

Blackstone’s online certificate programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level careers. While some schools may accept credits from Blackstone, it is at the discretion of the receiving school. Simply check with the school’s admissions office.

Do you provide job placement?

As a true distance education school, we are unable to provide job placement. We do feel confident that our online certificate programs provide the education needed to qualify for entry-level employment. Our Career Center offers students and graduates resources to search for successful employment.

Where can I expect to find a job as a Physical Therapy Aide?

Choosing a physical therapy aide career allows you to work in a variety of settings, including home healthcare services, nursing care facilities, general and medical surgical hospitals, and offices of physicians and other health practitioners, including other orthopedic practices. The physical rehabilitation team services a large population including the elderly, those who have suffered from heart attacks and strokes, trauma victims, and infants with birth defects.

Physical therapy departments and offices run more effectively with an organized physical therapy aide. The increasing number of patients in need of physical therapy explains why physical therapy aide jobs are on the rise. Rapid growth in the number of orthopedic practices, clinics, and other healthcare facilities will result in an increasing need for support staff, including physical therapy aides. Start your journey to become a Physical Therapy Aide with Blackstone Career Institute’s renowned Physical Therapy Aide Training Certificate Program. Contact us today to learn more!

Still have questions?

Speak with a student advisor today! We are available Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 4:30 EST.