Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Online

Certificate | Beginner | 3-4 months | MedCerts
Price: $4,000 (payment options available through MedCerts)
Train to enter the physical therapy field and prepare for the Physical Therapy Technician/Aide Certification (PTTC) exam sponsored by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam sponsored by the National Healthcareer Association.

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What You Will Learn

  • Describe patient preparation for examination and treatment including body positioning and transfers
  • Define patient transportation, gait training, and proper use of crutches, walkers, canes, and parallel bars
  • Differentiate heat and cold modalities, and passive, assistive, and active range-of-motion exercise
  • Discuss patient scheduling and related tasks for provider scheduling, intake procedures including demographics, insurance verification, and preparation of records and forms

About the Physical Therapy Aide Online Professional Certificate

Enter the rewarding field of physical therapy with MedCerts Physical Therapy Aide program. Complete training courses, earn your certification and be qualified for roles managing administrative tasks, like patient intake and documenting patient’s treatment progress, and preparing for patient treatment with tasks including preparing cold and hot packs, setting up and sanitizing treatment areas and equipment. You choose from a variety of work settings including rehab, physical therapy and skilled nursing clinics, hospitals, and training facilities.

You’ll complete four courses over an 18-weeks period and be qualified to take the Physical Therapy Technician/Aide Certification (PTTC) exam, sponsored by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA), and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam, sponsored by the National Healthcareer Association.

Over the next 10 years, the demand for physical therapy aides is expected to grow by 18.1%.1

1Burning Glass: Labor Insights (Last 12 Months: Feb. 1, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2021) 

Courses required for program completion

Professionalism in Allied Health

PS 1011

Healthcare | Self-Paced | 32 hours

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism. This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

HI 1014

Healthcare | Self-Paced | 96 hours

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviations, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.
Medical Office Procedures and Administration

HI 1011

Healthcare | Self-Paced | 96 hours

This course will introduce the student to the Health care industry, its environment along with the day-to-day skill set and knowledge required to fulfill a position as a Medical Administrative Assistant. Modules include Professional Behavior, Communication, Law and Ethics, Law and Medicine, Daily Operations, Telephone Techniques, Appointment Scheduling, Correspondence, Computers, HIPPA Regulations, Records Management, Information Management, Basics of Coding, Health Insurance Basics, Professional Fees, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Banking and Financial Management, Practice Management, Marketing and Customer Service.
Fundamentals of Physical Therapy

HI 6013

Healthcare | Self-Paced | 64 hours

Fundamentals of Physical Therapy is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on assisting the physical therapist and physical therapy assistant with patient care and preparation in a healthcare setting. The course provides foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include fundamentals of physical therapy as it relates to the role of the physical therapy aide/technician as a member of the physical medicine/rehabilitative team. Emphasis is placed on infection control and safety, vital signs, patient preparation and transfers, ambulation support, and gait training. Topics related to physical therapy treatment, range-of-motion exercise, and various agents and modalities are also addressed.

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The partnership between Franklin University and MedCerts connects the job-specific credentials you've earned, and the college credits you need, to provide a seamless path to long-term career growth. The University has evaluated MedCerts certifications for industry-recognized proficiencies and awards credit that equates to specific Franklin courses, as well as technical- or elective-credit requirements. Below are several degree programs that closely align with this MedCerts certification. If you choose to enroll at Franklin as a degree-seeking student in one of these healthcare programs, you'll save time and money toward your degree by building on prior learning credit.

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Franklin Courses Credits
HCM 210 - Healthcare Foundations 2
HIM 150 - Medical Terminology 2
SCIE 244 - Foundations of Anatomy & Physiology 4
HCM 904 - Healthcare Technical Credit 3
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Franklin Courses Credits
HCM 210 - Healthcare Foundations 2
HIM 150 - Medical Terminology 2
SCIE 244 - Foundations of Anatomy & Physiology 4
HCM 904 - Healthcare Technical Credit 3
Request Info View Program B.S. Healthcare Management (11 credits)
Franklin Courses Credits
HCM 210 - Healthcare Foundations 2
HIM 150 - Medical Terminology 2
SCIE 244 - Foundations of Anatomy & Physiology 4
HCM 904 - Healthcare Technical Credit 3

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