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In the state of Maryland, a physical therapy aide earns $16,200 - $34,500; a physical therapist assistant earns $26,700 - $72,200; and physical therapists earn from $61,600 to $112,800.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

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  WIA Funding Available

Healthcare

Physical Therapy Aide    High Demand

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Physical therapy aides help make therapy sessions productive under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist Assistant or Physical Therapist. They usually are responsible for keeping the treatment area clean and organized and for preparing for each patient's therapy. When patients need assistance moving to or from a treatment area, aides push them in a wheelchair or provide them support. With further training and education, aides can become Physical Therapist Assistants or Physical Therapists.

CAREER STARTER

Physical Therapy Aide

A physical therapy aide works with the physical therapist assistant or physical therapist to perform routine duties. These duties include preparing the patient for physical therapy, maintaining the treatment area, and other tasks as designated by the physical therapist

 

Course Class Hours
HTH 5000 Introduction to Healthcare  48
HTH- 5250 Medical Terminology
 15
HTH 7270 Physical Therapy Aide   75
HTH 7290 Physical Therapy Aide Practicum   20
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TRAINING PROGRAM

CAREER ADVANCEMENT

Did you know there are opportunities to advance your career by earning an associate's degree at CSM?

Building icon ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE: PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT*

*Offered at CSM in partnership with the Chesapeake Area Consortium for Higher Education. Call 301-934-7766 or askme@csmd.edu for more information.

For more information contact:
Kelly Winters, MSN, RN, CPP
Director Healthcare
301-934-7503
kwinters@csmd.edu
Alise Jorgensen
Course Manager
301-934-7581
AJorgensen@csmd.edu 
Sarah Butler
Administrative Assistant
301-539-4778
SButler2@csmd.edu 

For a complete listing of courses that CSM offers, please refer to the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

“The long-term demand for physical therapists should continue to rise as new treatments and techniques expand the scope of physical therapy practices. Moreover, demand will be spurred by the increasing numbers of individuals with disabilities or limited function.”

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics