PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE PROGRAM
Mon, & Wed, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, 10/20 - 2/25/15
(No class on 11/26, 12/24, 12/31, 1/19/15, 2/16/15)
100 hours, $1,350
Physical Therapy Aides, sometimes called Rehabilitation Aides, are entry level positions that mirror an emerging trend in healthcare delivery where support services are provided under the supervision of licensed Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists or Rehabilitation professionals. They are employed in private physical therapy practices, chiropractic offices, long term healthcare facilities and hospitals. An aging population with improved survival from heart attacks, strokes and trauma as well as improved survival rates from birth injuries and severe disabilities will create added demand for PT Aides. Career ladder opportunities exist with collegiate study leading to licensure, both on the associate and baccalaureate levels.
This 100 hour course includes 70 hours of classroom instruction and a 30 hour observational practicum at an affiliated clinical site. Students may be required to have medical clearance prior to start of practicum. Students must demonstrate strong reading and math skills. Course tuition does not include the textbook.
Prerequisite: HS Diploma or GED.
For more information contact David Pedreira. 718 552 -1170 (Classes are held at Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.)