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Physical Therapy Technician

  • Learn about the practice of physical therapy and the differences between PTs, PTAs, and PT technicians.
  • Understand the basic anatomy of the muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems.
  • Use advanced training, injury recognition, and physical therapy techniques to help rehabilitate patients.
  • Be prepared to assist patients with ambulation-related activities, and know how to transfer patients safely.
  • Communicate effectively in a physical therapy setting, and know the legal and ethical issues that affect PT technicians.

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Physical Therapy Technician

1-Year Healthcare Pathway Program*

Eligibility:

  • Grade 12
  • *Successfully complete Healthcare Foundations or an approved alternative prerequisite at your home high school (Speak with your counselor or a JTED counselor for details)
  • Take a placement test
  • Be able to obtain fingerprint clearance, and pass drug testing and background checks
  • Arizona’s state regulatory agencies may require a valid Social Security number for externship, testing, certification or to obtain a license.
  • No high school diploma or GED before May 2019.

Meeting times:
JTED @ Camino Seco:
Mon/Wed 2:45 – 6:45 p.m.
+ Open Lab: Friday 12 – 5 p.m.
+ Summer 2020: 160 – hour externship
+ 2 hours of online assignments weekly

JTED @ Master Pieces:
Tues/Thur 2:45 – 6:45 p.m.
+ Open Lab: Friday 12 – 5 p.m.
+ Summer 2020: 160 – hour externship
+ 2 hours of online assignments weekly

Credits: 2/year

Certifications:
-Physical Therapy Aide

Uniforms and supplies required

CTSO:  HOSA

Locations offering Physical Therapy Technician:

  • JTED @ Camino Seco
  • JTED @ Master Pieces
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