This one-year program will introduce students to the professions of physical and occupational therapy. Students will explore the principles and practices of therapists in the health care industry and observe clinical settings. Students will gain an awareness of and participate in clinical observation under the direct supervision of a licensed physical and/or occupational therapist. These clinical skills will enable them to better understand rehabilitative care, which is practiced throughout the continuum of care and across the life span of individuals. After successful completion of this course and passing a national certification exam, students may choose to pursue employment as a certified physical therapy aide or may seek higher education for specific degrees/licensure in a variety of fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, sports medicine, athletic training, chiropractic medicine, biology, or exercise science. A lab fee and uniform are required.
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Credential & Licensing Opportunities
Workplace Readiness Skills
Certified Physical Therapy Aide