Physical Therapy Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Physical Therapy




Total 119 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

Introduction to Physical Therapy Intervention

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Greenville Technical College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Greenville, Simpsonville, Taylors, United States

This course prepares the student to provide skilled basic patient care in a physical therapy setting.

Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Anne Arundel Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Annapolis, Arnold, Baltimore, Edgewater, Gambrills, Hanover, Laurel, Severn, United States
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While specifically designed to meet the continuing education needs of practitioners in physical therapy and occupational therapy, these courses will benefit all health care providers. Instructors are credentialed experts in their field.

The following clinical continuing education courses are for physical therapy and occupational therapy professionals and other health care professionals. Students are responsible for determining if the course content is within the scope of practice for their profession as determined by their regulatory board or agency.

DRV-509 - Disability, Vision, Aging: Effect on Driving
DRV-514 - Intro to Driver Rehabilitation
MST-333 - Basic Sports Massage for Athletic Events
PTA-300 - Innovative Shoulder Rehabilitation Technique
PTA-318 - Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation
PTA-320 - Rehab Management for Common Knee Injuries
PTA-323 - Manual Skills Techniques for Therapists
PTA-326 - Peripheral Joint Mobilization
PTA-330 - Arthritis: Rehabilitation Strategies
PTA-332 - ... [Read More]

Pre-Physical Therapy

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: North Park University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
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North Park University’s pre-professional track for physical therapy is a sequence of courses and advising that will give you a solid foundation for your applications to competitive physical therapy schools around the country. The pre-physical therapy track should accompany a major—most often biology, psychology, athletic training, or exercise science—where you’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the workings of the human body.

Recommended Core Courses
Introduction to Human Anatomy
Introduction to Cell Biology
Advanced Human Physiology
Upper-level (2000+) BIOL courses
Introductory Chemistry I
Introductory Chemistry II
First Aid/CPR
Calculus I or Introductory Statistics
Introduction to Psychology
Lifespan Human Development
Introduction to Sociology

Physical Therapy (DPT)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of Illinois at Chicago
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
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The College of Applied Health Sciences offers the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The DPT is the entry-level degree for people who want to become physical therapists. At the University of Illinois at Chicago, students complete eight terms (33 months) of didactic and clinical education that includes lecture courses, laboratory courses, seminars, and clinical internships.

UIC DPT graduates are ahead of the curve: The overall licensure exam pass rates have been 100% for the last two years. The job market is strong. All graduates responding to a survey one year after graduation report they are working as physical therapists in diverse clinical settings.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program offers students the following:
•unique opportunities to work with different patient populations such as pediatrics and geriatrics
•a diverse student body representing a myriad of cultures and economic backgrounds
•access to the University of Illinois Medical Center, including opportunities for clinical internships
•world-class faculty in all ma... [Read More]

Physical Therapy Technician (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Texas Health School
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, The Woodlands, United States
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The Physical Therapy Technician program is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the important role a physical therapy technician contributes to the rehabilitation team. Students will learn to perform all the duties and responsibilities required to carry out the non-technical duties of physical therapy, which include both clinical and administrative functions. The student will learn how to deal with a variety of patients, schedule appointments, as well as patient billing, and filing electronic health records.

Class Schedule: Classes are offered at Texas Health School during the morning 08:00AM-01:50PM Monday through Friday, and evening 06:00PM-09:50PM Monday through Thursday.

The Physical Therapy Technician Program Includes the following:

##Introduction to Physical Therapy
##Medical Terminology
##Anatomy &, Physiology
##Conditions &, Therapeutic Treatment
##Kinetic Exercises
##Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR certificates)
##Patient Care &, Safety
##Medical Records
##... [Read More]

Pre-Physical Therapy

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of St. Thomas
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States
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The University of St. Thomas Pre-Physical Therapy Program is designed to prepare students for entry into physical therapy school.
Pre-Physical Therapy Program is a rigorous science- and math-based program that can be combined with any major. It is important to note that the Pre-Physical Therapy Program is not a major but rather a program consisting of a minimum of 44 credit hours of science, math and psychology. The exact number of courses and credit hours will depend on the physical therapy program to which you are planning to apply. These courses serve as the prerequisites for applying to physical therapy school.

Physical Therapy Aide (Certificate)

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Texas Southern University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States
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Physical Therapy Aide Module 1
Medical Terminology Review
•Pronunciation
•Spelling
•Word Roots
•Combining Vowels/Form
•Prefixes
•Suffixes
•General Rules
•Word Building
•Abbreviations
•Procedural and Diagnostic Billing Codes
•Body Structure
•Organization of the Body
•Anatomical Position
•Body Planes
•Directional and Positional Terms
•Body Cavities

Physical Therapy Aide Module 2
The Profession of Physical Therapy
•History and Evolution of Physical Therapy
•Multidisciplinary Approach to Health Care
•The Rehabilitation Team
•The Role of the Physical Therapy Aide
•History of Physical Medicine
•Physical and Therapeutic Allied Health Careers
•Understanding Medical Ethics and Medical Law
•The Patient and the Health Care Worker
•Patient Medical Records and the Law
•Interprofessional Issues
•Communicating Effectively
•Communication in the Physical Therapy Setting
•Appointment Scheduling
•Using Medical Abbreviations<... [Read More]

Physical Therapist Assistant

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Houston Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States
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The program is designed to prepare skilled technical health workers to perform various treatment procedures delegated by the physical therapist. The treatment procedures include modalities (i.e., ultrasound, whirlpool, and massage), rehabilitation techniques, and therapeutic exercises. Graduates are employed in acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics, school systems, and home health agencies

Physical Therapy

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Philadelphia, United States
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The Department of Physical Therapy educates Doctor of Physical Therapy students to practice autonomously within an evolving, complex and diverse health-care environment. You’ll become a health-care professional distinguished by leadership, innovation and excellence in a dynamic and diverse global society.

Physical therapists:
•Motivate people to reach optimal functional status in work, home and recreational activities
•Develop a treatment program unique to each individual that includes education, instruction and patient participation
•Evaluate an individual&,#146,s ability to function
•Work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness programs for healthier and more active lifestyles
•Have career flexibility
•Enjoy a choice of work environments—from private offices and clinics to rehabilitation and acute-care hospitals to clients&,#146, homes.

Why University of the Sciences Should Be Your First Choice:
◦Earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in just... [Read More]

Physical Therapy Technician

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: East Valley Institute of Technology
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Mesa, United States
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Physical therapist technicians, also known as physical therapist assistants or aides, help therapists in the treatment and diagnosis of people with medical conditions and functionally-limiting injuries.

This is a rigorous academic course that requires a high level of independent study. It combines sports medicine concepts and physical therapy techniques such as conducting surveys, running tests and setting up equipment used in treatment procedures.



Qualified students may participate in job shadowing and/or internships in physical therapy offices or clinics and must provide their own transportation.



Length: 2 Semesters

Recommended: 2.0 GPA, Human Anatomy &, Physiology

Possible Careers:
Physical Therapy Technician, Sports Medicine, Physical Therapist

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Midwestern University Glendale Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Glendale, United States
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The Physical Therapy Program at Midwestern University, Glendale campus, is a full-time continuous, 36 month entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum that is open on a competitive admissions basis to applicants holding bachelor&,#146,s degrees in any field but who have not completed an accredited physical therapy program.

Each graduate, from Midwestern University Physical Therapy Program, Glendale campus, will be instructed to provide patient care, display the core knowledge to discuss prevention, onset, and impairments, address functional limitations and a plan of care based upon goals and expected outcomes.

The Physical Therapy Program at Midwestern University&,#146,s Glendale Campus provides its students with the broad based professional education necessary for each physical therapy graduate to become a generalist clinician. Therefore, competency is required in each of the physical therapy courses. Each of the goals and all of the expected outcomes are related to the development of practice skills by graduates. Expected outcomes relate... [Read More]

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Midwestern University Downers Grove Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
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Midwestern University&,#146,s Physical Therapy Program offers a course of study leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degree for qualified students. The full-time, continuous, 34-month, entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum is designed to deliver the academic and clinical education required to prepare students for their professional role as key members of the healthcare team and as an integral part of the healthcare delivery system. The general education, professional training, experience, and personal character development of physical therapists uniquely prepare them to coordinate care related to functional improvement and functional ability.

The focus of the professional clinical doctorate degree program is the preparation of entry-level, generalist physical therapists who are able to provide competent, skilled professional services in a wide range of community and institutional practice settings that require independent judgment and self-sufficiency.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program prepares entry-level practitioner... [Read More]

Physical Therapy Aide

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: UTA - Division for Enterprise Development
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Austin, Arlington, Houston, United States
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This course prepares students to be entry level aides in a variety of rehabilitative settings such as physical and occupational therapy clinics, home healthcare agencies, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Classroom content includes basic patient care and patient handling skills, the role of the rehabilitation aide, effective communication, workplace safety, knowledge of medical terminology, and basic rehabilitation and occupational therapy skills. Upon completion the student will be prepared to monitor and perform basic patient care services.

Total Hours: 160 (80 classroom, 80 clinical)

Prerequisites: High school diploma or equivalent and current immunizations.

Fee: Includes textbook(s), one set of scrubs, CPR certification, personal liability insurance (clinical)

Physical Therapy

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dallas, United States
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UT Southwestern’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program transforms dedicated students into expert physical therapists prepared to serve the health care needs of their communities with excellence.

If you’re exploring physical therapy as a career after graduation from your bachelor’s degree program, we invite you to take a closer look. You’ll find advantages that will enrich your time as a student and position you for career success after graduation.
A highly skilled and credentialed faculty of researchers and clinicians
A powerful 31-month curriculum that blends theory and practice to teach you the science and the professional skills you need to succeed
The unmatched facilities and resources of UT Southwestern Medical Center
Expert clinical mentorship, including three hands-on internships
An outstanding licensing-exam passing rate and employment rate after graduation
A location in one of the nation’s most dynamic cities for business, health care innovation, and the arts

As a UT Southwestern graduate, you’ll have the knowledge,... [Read More]

Physical Therapy (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Brookhaven College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dallas, United States
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A physical therapy aide is responsible for keeping the treatment area clean and organized and for preparing for each patient&,#146,s therapy. Components of treatment procedures performed by these workers, under the direction and supervision of physical therapist, involve exercises, massages, electrical stimulation, paraffin baths, hot and cold packs, traction and ultrasound. Physical therapy aides record the patient&,#146,s responses to treatment and report the outcome of each treatment to the physical therapist. The duties of aides also include some clerical tasks.

Textbooks: Training the Physical Therapist Aide

Kinesiology

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Our Lady of the Lake University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): San Antonio, United States
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If you are interested in coaching, physical therapy, health/fitness management, personal training, or working for companies which make athletic products, OLLU’s Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology will give you the preparation you need for a career or graduate school.

Offered through OLLU’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Kinesiology degree prepares you to work with individuals at all stages in life from young children to older adults. The program also will prepare you for entrance into graduate programs in Kinesiology or clinical fields such as Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy.

Working with faculty mentors, many of our students take part in the Senior Experience course and earn credit while participating in an internship related to their career goals. Student internships have included work at physical and occupational therapy clinics, coaching positions in schools and community agencies, and training assistants with sports performance companies.

The BS in Kinesiology is a 128 credit hour program. Students must complete 38 hour... [Read More]

Physical Therapy

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: The University of Texas Health Science at San Antonio
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): San Antonio, United States
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The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is a &,quot,3 +3&,quot, program. This means that students are eligible to apply to the program after completing three years of college prerequisites before beginning the three-year physical therapy program. A bachelor&,#146,s degree is not required for entry into the program, but applicants who already have a bachelor&,#146,s degree may be accepted also.



Students begin the program in the fall semester and take courses through the spring semester. During the first year, students complete courses in research, pathology, physiology, anatomy, kinesiology, neuroscience and clinical foundations. There are no courses scheduled during the first summer of the eight-semester program.



In the second year, students learn specialized treatment techniques and planning. The courses focus on the treatment of people with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and/or cardiopulmonary problems. After the second academic year and during the s... [Read More]

Physical Therapy

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of the Incarnate Word
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): San Antonio, United States
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Upon completion of all requirements of the University of the Incarnate Word School of Physical Therapy, the graduate will be prepared to:
1.Practice physical therapy in diverse global environments, distinguished by their competence, mindfulness, compassion, willingness to collaborate with others for the welfare of patients and clients, ethical and legal compliance, and with confidence in their knowledge, abilities, skills and values.
2.Develop physical therapy services focused on patient-/client-centered care, supervision, administration and management as essential to the delivery of quality care.
3.Educate patients/clients &, family, public, physical therapists, other healthcare professionals, students, third-party payers, providers, legislators, about physical therapy services, availability and access to services, wellness, health promotion and disease prevention
4.Integrate the research process to enhance the quality of care and services available to individuals and communities.
5.Advocate for the common good for vulnerable and underserved pop... [Read More]

Pre-Physical Therapy

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Point Loma Nazarene University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): San Diego, United States
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PLNU’s Pre-Physical Therapy and Allied Health Program is co-advised by Leon M. Kugler and Rebecca J. Flietstra, who advise and encourage students wishing to pursue admission to physical therapy school. In addition, they assist in internship placement and preparation for the application process, including writing letters of recommendation and preparing students for the admission interview. Students are encouraged to take internships with the university’s athletic training department.

Career Opportunities
##Doctor
##Health-care professional
##Physical therapist

Physical Therapist Assistant

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Concorde Career College San Diego Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): San Diego, United States
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Gain the medical education and training to become a physical therapist assistant. In the Physical Therapist Assistant program, you will learn to assist in the treatment of patients in order to help them build mobility, improve physical strength and endurance, restore physical function and relieve pain. Physical therapist assistants work under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

Skills Learned

•Therapeutic exercises
•Functional training
•Mobility training
•Ambulation training
•Activities of daily living
•Treatments using ultrasound
•Treatments using electrical stimulation
•Treatments using massage
•Treatments using heat and cold
•Treatments that use traction
•Balance and coordination training
•Range of motion and strength assessments

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