Patients exercising on equipment

Training Programs: Physical Therapy Aide

We are offering a FREE Physical Therapy Aide summer course for 50 hours over two weeks. This certificate of completion will help individuals gain employment as well as provide an exceptional opportunity to learn more about the field of Physical Therapy. Classes will be held in person on New York Tech's Long Island campus. This FREE training is valued at $1,800.

Physical Therapy Aides help people regain function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent permanent physical disabilities by restoring, maintaining, and promoting overall fitness and health.

Skills acquired during the program:

  • Medical terminology
  • How to measure vital signs
  • Range-of-motion exercises
  • Use of canes, crutches, and walkers
  • Massage therapy
  • Hot packs ice applications and sports medicine
  • Stretches/strengthening exercises
  • Whirlpool therapy
  • Fitness, nutrition, and weight control
  • Office duties

Please note: Course XWFG 104 W02 (#3362) is for Westbury High School students only.

This program is part of the New York Tech Healthcare Service Training Project, offering qualified individuals tuition-free training in response to the healthcare needs of the Long Island region. It is supported by a grant from the New York State Department of Labor and the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC).