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Physical Therapy Technician Certificate Program

Physical Therapy Aide

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 30 percent from 2016 to 2026, 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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CHCP’s Physical Therapy Technician program is offered at the following locations