Physical Therapy Aide Training Program
College of the Sequoias & C6

The July Cohort is currently full   
If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email  

If you are registered for  July 1st - July 31st, 2015 ​:
This certificate​ program will take place online with the exception of attending two required  Saturday sessions on July 11 and July 25.
Students enrolled must attend one orientation meeting:
June 18th or June 25 from 6:00pm-7:00pm.
RSVP to which meeting you will attend.

This certification course will introduce and discuss the profession of physical therapy. It will begin with the origins of therapy, continue through as the different roles required for therapy, then review the material that is required for you to perform being a physical therapist aide. You will be reviewing a chapter electronically at your own pace, along with performing weekly quizzes, activities and group work to help learn the material. Two Saturday lab sessions have been scheduled for skill checks for competency.  The two required Saturday sessions are July 11 & July 25, 2015. ​ 

If you are interested in participating in the PT Aide training, please submit you contact information to​​ 

What does a Physical Therapy Aide do?
·         Provide rehabilitative care to patients under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist
·         Perform day to day tasks to help patients gain mobility and improve functional abilities
·         Information presented includes medical terminology, body systems review, exercise and mobility training, customer service, workplace safety, and body mechanics

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, careers in healthcare and wellness are increasing and PT Aide jobs are predicted to grow nearly 30 percent faster than average occupations from 2010-2020.

Training Class Details

The not-for-credit training course is 4 weeks in length, requiring approx. 15 classroom hours each week.  The course uses technology-based learning strategies as well as hands on lab sessions.  Students will earn a Training Certificate of Completion. Eligibility including background check and immunization clearance is required for participation.  All training sessions hosted on the COS Visalia campus in the Physical Therapy Skills Lab.


Last Updated: 6/3/2015 10:25 AM