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Physical Therapy Aide

Physical Therapy Aide
Instructor: L. Frankowski
Prerequisite: Age 18 and GED or high school diploma.

Prepare to perform duties as an entry-level physical therapy aide. Learn the history of physical therapy, physical therapy medical terminology, sanitation, professional communication, body mechanics, therapeutic exercise, gait and mobility, assistive devices, transferring of patient/client, positioning of patient/client and physical modality set-up and delivery. Professionalism, attendance and patient handling skills are emphasized.
Required: Three hours or more of a job shadow event in a physical therapy environment of your choice. Lab (hands-on) practice weekly.

Required textbook must be purchased at the Hawk’s Hub (the college bookstore) prior to first class.
14 Wednesdays      Sept. 3 – Dec. 3        6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
CRN 81787              Bldg. 3 – Rm. 101    Tuition Fee $596

BHC Hawk’s Hub (bookstore) information
For a list of PaCE books, visit www.bhc.edu/hawkshub
Click on “Order/View Textbooks”. Select Term (Fall 14). Select Department (Adult Ed). Books may be purchased online or at the bookstore.

Last updated 6/25/2014