Physical Therapy Aide Pathway

  • The Physical Therapy Aide program prepares students for a career in the health care profession of physical therapy services.  Students will gain fundamental knowledge of the health care industry, medical careers, first aid and CPR, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and basic medical skills.  Students will develop skills and pass competencies used in most athletic training settings. 

    The content includes effective communication, practical experience with CPR, first aid, taping, wrapping, stretching and rehabilitation of injuries.  Students will be expected to complete a minimum of 30 hours per semester of lab experience in addition to class time.  The pathway concludes with a Physical Therapy Aide community-based clinical experience, instructed under the supervision of a Physical Therapist where students apply previously learned information from Health Professions and Sports Medicine II.  

    Pathway Course Sequence:

    • Health Professions A & B
      10th Grade
    • Sports Medicine II A & B
      11th Grade
    • Physical Therapy Aide
      12th Grade
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