• Physical Therapy Aide and Rehabilitation 2020/21

    Yorktown Tech Center/ Health Academy

    William Brightman DC, MS, MEd

    Email: wbrightman@pnwboces.org


    Website: www.pnwboces.schoolwires.net 




    **This is a 4 hour class offered to seniors after completing Sports Medicine I**


    Course Description

    The student will explore all the careers associated with the field of "Rehabilitation". This will span from aides, to assistants, PT's, OT's, Physiatrists, Orthopedics, Chiropractors, Cardiac and stroke rehab specialists and degrees ranging from certifications, to associates, bachelors, masters, and doctorates. 

    In this course the students will also be prepared to enter the workforce as a physical therapy aide. In addition the student will be able to work as an aide in an occupational or chiropractic rehabilitative setting as well.  

    The class will also expand on the knowledge of rehabilitation techniques used by specialists in the field along with a deeper  understanding of other important and relevant health care topics that one should be exposed to before entering into the healthcare industry. 

    The student will also study medical terminology which will broaden their horizons in health care.

    During the second half of the course the student will be entering into an internship of their choosing in either a hospital, rehabilitation, radiology, or health & fitness facility to observe professionals in the setting. 



    Students will complete assignments in a timely fashion, follow through with coordinating internship opportunities, and conduct themselves as professionals in class as well as internship. 



    Completion of all independent assignments

    Quizzes on topics discussed

    Practicals in technique portion of the course

    Internship assignment and reflections


    Topics in Physical Therapy Aide and Rehabilitation class

    • Overview of Health Occupations in Rehabilitation
    • The role of the Physical Therapy Aide
    • Medical Terminology
    • Rehabilitation Techniques Part I
    • Gait Analysis
    • Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders
    • Rehabilitation Techniques Part II
    • Administration, Communications, & Ethics in Healthcare
    • Internships
    • Epidemiology
    • Mental Health
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine & Associated Disorders
    • OSHA
    • Exit Research project in Rehabilitation