Physical Therapy Technician

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:  36 Weeks

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.  

This blended program is designed to offer the conveniences of online learning combined with the benefits of traditional classroom instruction. This blended delivery program is designed to provide you with better time flexibility, freedom and convenience by completing part of your course work online. In addition, the program courses provides hands-on training and an externship to gain real workplace experience. 

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

McAllen Externship Sites:

  • Performance Therapeutics
  • Well Rehab Sports Training Institute
  • Rehab Plus

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PHYSICAL THERAPY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE COURSES - Blended Delivery

MODULE I   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MSS 130 Master Student / Study  8 0 0 8 0.5
HIP 130 HIPAA / OSHA / Infection Control 10 0 0 10 0.5
MED 130 Medical Terminology  24 0 0 24 1.5
APO 130  Overview of Anatomy and Physiology 24 0 0 24 1.5
MODULE II   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
PTT 301 Anatomy and Physiology For Physical Therapy Technologist 48 32 0 80 4.0
PTT 302 Pharmacology 16 0 0 16 1.0
MODULE III   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
PTT 303 Introduction to Physical Therapy Technology 32 0 0 32 2.0
PTT 304 Physical Therapy Theory and Lab 16 48 0 64 2.5
MODULE IV   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
PTT 305 Psychology of Behavior Change and Life Span Development 32 32 0 64 3.0
PTT 306 Nutrition Overall Wellness 24 8 0 32 1.5
MODULE V   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
PTT 307 Therapeutic Standards 16 48 0 64 2.5
PTT 308 CPR, First Aid and Vital Signs 8 24 0 32 1.0
MODULE VI   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
PTT 309 Medical Law & Ethics for Physical Therapy Technology 16 8 0 24 1.0
PTT 310 Pathophysiology for Physical Therapy Technologist 48 24 0 72 3.5
MODULE VII   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
PTT 311 Sports Injury Management 16 40 0 56 2.0
PTT 312 Prosthetics and Orthotics and Physical Therapy 16 24 0 40 1.5
MODULE VIII   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
CSP 201 Customer Service/Professionalism and Career Preparation  30 18 0 48 2.5
PTT 313 Cert Prep for Physical Therapy Technician 15 15 0 30 1.5
PTX 300 Physical Therapy Technician Externship 0 0 180 180 4.0
  Total Hours/Credits 399 321 180 900 37.5
CHCP’s Physical Therapy Technician program is offered at the following locations

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