Physical Therapy Aide Training Online

Get on the path to one of the fastest growing healthcare professions with Madison’s Physical Therapy Aide training program. Your passion for helping others, paired with the knowledge and skills you will learn in our online program, could open the door to this rewarding field.

Online education from Madison is the most convenient way to start. Our flexible, self-paced program has been developed by skilled instructors, knowledgeable in this in-demand field. Training is made up of lessons to help guide you through important fundamentals, including the basics of human anatomy and medical terminology to professional, hands-on techniques. You’ll discover how to work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists, helping patients recovering from illness and injury to regain movement and manage pain. Our course includes everything you need to succeed, including a textbook and study guides, paired with academic support via phone, email and online. Earning your diploma is affordable too, with tuition and payment plans that won’t drain your wallet. With our comprehensive program, you can enroll now and graduate in as few as 4 months.


Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program

Learning at Ashworth

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Allied Health Careers

Introduction to the basic operations of allied health careers and the legal and ethical issues students may encounter while working in the many different venues available for these fields.

Lesson Group 2: Introduction to Physical Therapy

The Profession of Physical Therapy and Career Opportunities for the Aide

In this lesson, you will learn the role rehabilitation plays in providing patients with physical therapy treatments. You will also explore the many opportunities to be found in this exciting new field of work in both private and public health care systems.

Ethical and Legal Issues in Medicine

In this lesson, you will learn about the patient’s bill of rights and the role each member of the rehabilitation team plays in protecting those rights. You will also gain an understanding of the moral issues that apply to the daily practice of the PT aide.

Effective Communication, Medical Records, and Terminology

In this lesson, you will look at how effective and sensitive communication on the part of the physical therapy aide is essential to the job. You will gain an understanding of medical word formation, abbreviations, and common terms you will encounter as a PT aide. You will also explore the major components of a physical therapy patient’s medical record.


Program Details

Our comprehensive Physical Therapy Aide training program teaches students how to assist patients with a variety of problems from minor sprains to auto accident injuries to injuries requiring rehabilitation. Students will complete a psychomotor assessment project in a physical therapy setting before completing the program.

Your Physical Therapy Aide Training Course Includes:

  • Comprehensive physical therapy aide textbook and study guides
  • Career diploma at graduation
  • Instructional and tutorial support from our experienced faculty
  • Membership in Madison’s online student community
  • Interactive student portal that can be accessed anytime and anywhere from your phone, tablet, or computer

The online classes inspired me to be able work at my own pace. When I had a question about a subject I was having a hard time with, or needed more instruction on how to do it, they were there to support me every time.

— Debbie Hayden, Recent Graduate


If costly tuition has been keeping you from pursuing education and a career as a physical therapy aide, think again. Online physical therapy aide training tuition at Madison School of Healthcare is affordable and flexible.

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Career Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that by 2024, physical therapy aide careers will increase by a staggering 39%, making it one of the fastest growing jobs in the healthcare industry. This is due to advancements in medicine that are enabling people of all ages to stay active and live longer. There are opportunities available for skilled physical therapy aides in hospitals, assisted living facilities such as nursing homes and healthcare service facilities such as private physical therapy clinics or doctors’ offices. These opportunities await motivated people who want to help others and take all the steps required to become a physical therapy aide. Due to high demand, pay is competitive but the work brings its own unique rewards.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, physical therapy aide careers are expected to increase by 19,500 new jobs by 2024.


Do I need previous experience or a degree prior to enrolling in Madison’s Physical Therapy Aide program?

No, you don’t need previous experience or a degree to enroll in Madison School of Healthcare’s Physical Therapy Aide training program. This course was created by industry experts with first-hand knowledge of the physical therapy field and the responsibilities of the role. These courses will give you the information needed to better prepare for an opportunity in this rewarding field.

What features should I look for in the Madison Physical Therapy Aide online program compared to other schools’ programs?

It’s important that the program you choose includes the latest information on physical therapy fundamentals. Look for a program that has only the lesson content you need to know; a program that’s focused on the skills you need to start your career. Your program should include lessons on musculoskeletal and neurologic physical therapy techniques, safety procedures, infection control, legal and ethical issues and maintaining patient records.

Is this program all online or do I get books?

The program content is delivered via a comprehensive physical therapy aide textbook and study guides.

Are there any in-class or mentorship requirements?

Students in this program are not required to attend any classes in a physical setting, all of the learning events are completed online. There is also no formal mentorship or externship required, however students will complete a project that requires several hours of observation at a rehabilitation facility. Students must locate their own site to complete this assignment.

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

Ready to Get Started?

Achieve your goals with Madison’s online physical therapy aide training program. Start your training today. Call 1-800-600-6253 or enroll online today.

Career Outlook Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, "Physical Therapy Assistants and Aides": (January 13, 2016).