Physical Therapy Assistant Schools | PT Aide | Fremont College

Physical Therapy Aide & Massage

Earn your diploma and start your new career in just 7 months

Program Highlights:
  • Over 14% increase in jobs between 2014 and 2024, with nearly 40,000 new job openings during this time *
  • Work in a hospital, physical therapy clinic, or other rehabilitative environment
  • Learn about physical therapy, rehabilitation, massage and therapeutic exercise

* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

Train for a rewarding career as a Physical Therapy Aide

If you are a people person who enjoys helping others, a career in the physical therapy field may be perfect for you. Fremont College can help you take your passion to become a physical therapy assistant and transform it into skills that will serve you in a rewarding entry level career helping people live better lives.  The Fremont College Physical Therapy Aide program can be completed in just 30 weeks, and incorporates a variety of classes in both rehabilitation and massage to ensure you learn the skills needed to aid those in recovery.

Are Physical Therapy Aides in Demand?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of physical and occupational therapy jobs is expected to increase over 14% between 2014 and 2024, with nearly 40,000 job openings during this time.

* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

Possible Career Options After Fremont College

  • Physical Therapist Aide
  • Clinical Rehabilitation Aide
  • Rehabilitation Aide
  • Occupational Therapy Aide
  • Rehabilitation Aide
  • Massage Therapist

Important Qualities of a Physical Therapy Aide

Interpersonal Skills

A Physical Therapy Aide needs to be able to listen carefully to clients to ensure that they understand how to best treat each person based on their needs. They must be able to communicate effectively with patients and other medical/health personnel.

Compassion / Patience

A Physical Therapy Aide should be uplifting and create a positive environment. Because the recovery process takes time, they must exercise both compassion and patience with each patient. Building trust and making each person feel comfortable are both key components.

Oranizational Skills

A Physical Therapy Aide should be able to prioritize and multi-task when needed. They will be tasked with maintaining detailed records and assisting in administrative tasks such as scheduling, answering phones, and ordering supplies.

Physical Stamina

A Physical Therapy Aide might help several injured people on a daily basis, working on their feet throughout appointments. They will assist with physically demanding routines and aiding patients in movement, so they must be able to kneel, bend, and lift fully.

What Do Physical Therapy Aides Do?

  • Organize, prepare and maintain treatment areas
  • Assist patients with transfers and transportation
  • Collaborate with other clinic staff to support efficient patient care
  • Maintain records per the standards of the profession

Where Do Physical Therapy Aides Work?

  • Hospitals
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Physical Therapy Clinics
  • Orthopedic Clinics
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Nursing Homes

The Fremont Difference

Fremont College offers students the ability to complete the Physical Therapy Aide program in just 30 weeks. Students enrolled in the physical therapist aide training program will learn the skills they need to pursue entry level employment and apply their rehabilitative and massage skills in the real world. When searching for physical therapy best colleges a number of students have made Fremont College their top choice after deciding to pursue a career in sports medicine.  Still not convinced that a physical therapy aide diploma is for you?  Continue reading to learn more about the Fremont difference and how the physical therapy aide program can prepare you for a rewarding career in less than one year.

Accelerated Diploma Program

Complete Fremont College’s Physical Therapy Aide & Massage program in just 7 months.

Mentoring From Expert Instructors

Receive expert help from our staff of highly-trained instructors, whose industry skills and work experience enhance the students' learning experience.

Flexible Scheduling

Complete your program with day or evening courses on campus.

Student Collaboration

Work with your fellow students to learn and grow together.

Career Services

Receive expert career advice and assistance to help you find a job in your field.

Hands-on Training

Students have opportunities to practice the techniques they learn in the classroom in real world settings at local events.

Small Class Sizes

Learn in a small class setting with more one-on-one instructor interaction.

Peer Tutoring

Get help from your fellow students at no cost.

Essential Courses

  • Physical Therapy Aide & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy Procedures
  • Modalities and Agents in Physical Therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Anatomy & Physiology and Biomechanics
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Body
  • Swedish Massage Techniques
  • Deep Tissue
  • Specialized Massage
  • Business and Ethics
  • College Success Skills
  • Career Development

The Skills You Need To Jump-Start Your Career

At Fremont College we know that not every student feels the traditional education system is right for them. We also understand that not all physical therapy assistant schools are the same, which is why we strive to be among the best Physical Therapy Aide & Massage training programs offered in Southern California. Our physical therapy assistant program is setup to fast track your education so that you can start your career. Let us help you get the information you need to get started today. Contact one of our friendly mentors to learn more.