Physical Therapy Technician Program

Physical Therapy Technician

As a Physical Therapy Technician, you will be providing support, training, and treatment for patients who are recovering from an injury or adapting to trauma or disability.

Designed Program Length:  10 Months

Employment Outlook: The demand for qualified Physical Therapy Technicians is growing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that Physical Therapy Technician careers will grow 41 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.*

Job Summary: The Physical Therapy Technician will work under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist, Physician, Chiropractor, Athletic Trainer or the Rehabilitation Supervisor in a variety of settings.

Our Program: At The College of Health Care Professions students will learn anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pathology, modality applications that include ultrasound, massage, therapeutic exercises, electrical stimulation, hydrotherapy, and other modality applications.  

If you enjoy interacting with people, are detail-oriented, caring, and want to help others, a Physical Therapy Technician career may be for you!

*May not reflect local or regional job market

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PHYSICAL THERAPY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE COURSES

MODULE I   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
MSS 110 Master Student / Study  16 0 0 16 1.0
PRO 110 Professionalism 8 0 0 8 0.5
HIP 110 HIPAA / OSHA / Infection Control 8 0 0 8 0.5
APO 110 Overview of Anatomy & Physiology 24 0 0 24 1.5
MED 110 Overview of Medical Terminology 24 0 0 24 1.5
MODULE II   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
PTT 101 Anatomy and Physiology For Physical Therapy Technologist 32 24 0 56 2.5
PTT 102 Pharmacology 24 0 0 24 1.5
MODULE III   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Semester
Credits
PTT 103 Introduction to Physical Therapy Technology 56 0 0 56 3.5
PTT 104 Medical Law & Ethics for Physical Therapy Technology 24 0 0 24 1.5
MODULE IV   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
PTT 105 Therapeutic Standards 16 32 0 48 2.0
PTT 106 CPR, First Aid and Vital Signs 8 24 0 32 1.0
MODULE V   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Semester
Credits
PTT 107 Physical Therapy Safety and Universal Precautions 32 32 0 64 3.0
PTT 108 Pathophysiology for Physical Therapy Technologist 16 0 0 16 1.0
MODULE VI   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Semester
Credits
PTT 109 Physical Therapy Theory and Laboratory  16 48 0 64 2.5
PTT 110 Communications in Physical Therapy 8 8 0 16 0.5
MODULE VII   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
PTT 111 Sports Injury Management 16 48 0 64 2.5
PTT 112 Career Development for Physical Therapy 8 8 0 16 0.5
MODULE VIII   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
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PTT 113 Prosthetics and Orthotics in Physical Therapy 32 48 0 80 3.5
MODULE IX   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
PTT 114 Physical Therapy Technician Externship A 0 0 80 80 1.5
MODULE X   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
PTT 115 Physical Therapy Technician Externship B 0 0 80 80 1.5
  Total Hours/Credits 368 272 160 800 33.5
CHCP’s Physical Therapy Technician program is offered at the following locations

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