Physical Therapy Certification and Certificate Programs
Physical therapy certificate programs are available to those interested in entry-level positions as physical therapy aides. Licensed physical therapists can also pursue first-professional certificates in specific fields.
Physical therapy (PT) aides assist physical therapists by transporting the patients to treatment, organizing supplies and maintaining equipment, as well as providing limited assistance during actual treatment sessions. Many employers provide on-the-job training for physical therapy aides, but those who seek certification will take classes with an emphasis on theory and hands-on skills. Specific coursework includes:
Medical office procedures
Billing and coding