Physical and Occupational Therapy Aide
Physical and occupational therapy aides work in physical or occupational therapy practices, hospitals, nursing care facilities, physicians’ offices, home health care settings and outpatient care centers. Their work includes setting up treatments to be applied by the therapist, assisting in patient transfers, helping with follow-up of routine exercises, managing and implementing programs initiated by a therapist, supervising patient home programs prescribed by a therapist, handling front-office duties and maintaining equipment.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Information Unique to the Training
This course includes hands-on training with equipment used in physical therapy.
Courses to Complete
AHE-149 Medical Terminology for Health Careers (online course also accepted)
AHE-150 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers
Core CoursesAHE-156 Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Aide Training
Approximate Number of Hours
Approximate Training Cost*
Related Continuing Education Courses
AHE-046 CPR Health Care Provider/BLS
Estimated Hourly Wage**
$11 – $16/hr.
*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.