Become a valued member of the physical therapy team as a Physical Therapy Aide.

Embark on a new career!

Physical Therapy Aides (PTA) provide vital healthcare assistance to patients needing therapeutic treatment to restore strength and mobility. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Handbook, the demand for PTAs is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations in response to the healthcare needs of an aging population and individuals with chronic conditions.

Get Invaluable Training

Take control with training that prepares you for a career in physical therapy. Successful physical therapy aides:

  • Listen and communicate well.
  • Work well with others.
  • Possess basic computer skills.
  • Show care and compassion.
  • Practice responsibility and show conscientiousness. 
  • Read and understand English.
  • Possess physical dexterity and swimming ability.

Enter a Growing Health Care Field

Our online program provides entry-level access to a growing health care field for individuals who desire to pursue a career in physical therapy. 

HES-492 Become a Physical Therapy Aide

Take your place on the healthcare team as a physical therapy aide. If you seek a rewarding career as a physical therapist, this course is the first step to achieving your dream. This online course provides instruction on the function of the rehabilitation team, human body systems, specific disorders, infection control and body mechanics, treatment plans, physical therapy terminology, communication skills, and legal and ethical issues. Students must achieve a passing score of 75% on the first attempt.


Session Details

Wed, Fri | 6/12/2024 - 8/2/2024
Wed, Fri | 7/17/2024 - 9/6/2024
Wed, Fri | 8/14/2024 - 10/4/2024

How to Register

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Professional Information

Contact Us

Rhonda Patterson, Program Coordinator
Prince George's Community College
301-546-0879 |