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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​      Jan. 28-Apr. 29      ​6-9 p.m.​
CRN 11565             ​​Bldg. 3-Rm. 101​       Tuition Fee $596

BHC Hawk’s Hub (bookstore) information
For a list of PaCE books, visit Quad-Cities Campus Hawk’s Hub.  Select the current term.  Select “Adult Ed” for the department and then select your course.  Click “Add Course” and then “Get Course Materials” to see the book(s) for your course.  Books may be purchased online or at the bookstore.