I enjoyed the feedback in my lesson assignments. It made me feel like what I did meant something and wasn't just ignored.
Every aspect was awesome, never gets boring and keeps your attention. I wasn't big on school but this is the best. I had fun and my teacher was real and quick with help. I am going to be taking another course here in the next month and am looking forward to it. Thanks to everyone.
The facilitator, Holly, was excellent. I enjoyed the course, learned a lot, and feel prepared to go out and apply for a job.
I enjoyed the course material that was given and the freedom to complete the required readings and assignments at my own pace. Every aspect of this course was greater than what I had expected!
Everything was wonderful and everyone was very helpful. I enjoyed everything about this service. My instructor was awesome! She always gave me helpful and positive feedback.
I enjoyed the fact that it was an at-your-own-pace course, which allowed me to work around anything else I had going on. The course text, assignments, and quizzes were also very easy to understand and do and the facilitator always included a comment with assignment grade to indicate what I did right or wrong.
I enjoyed doing my work at my own pace. When I asked questions I received immediate responses and that's a big plus for me.
This is my first time taking an online course and it was more fun than a traditional class. It was very easy to understand the information. The exercises in this program enhanced my skills.
My instructor, Ms. Holly was awesome and helpful!
Course Code: GES125
Discover the history of physical therapy and the fundamentals of the practice. Learn the basics of physical therapy treatment, as well as the roles and responsibilities of workers within the field.
Learn extensively about the organization of the human body and its many functioning systems. Throughout this course, you can expect to cover body parts, muscle groups, and how to exercise the various muscle groups.
Master the basics of pathology. Learn vital signs, principles of treatment, and important definitions that relate to pathology within physical therapy.
Study the science of how to limit infections and prevent injuries. Further course material covers how to treat and prevent pressure ulcers, as well as the importance of back and spine health.
Master how to transfer patients safely as well as how to correctly operate and maneuver wheelchairs. Cover the language of joint movement as how it relates to a normal gait cycle, as well as how to safely and comfortably drape and position patients.
Cover the fundamentals needed to become an ambulation aide as well as ambulation activities. Learn how to effectively communicate within the physical therapy industry, as well as the legal and ethical issues faced by physical therapists.
Holly Trimble has a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in pediatric physical therapy from Boston University. She completed an additional 15 credit hours in education at the doctoral level. She worked as a physical therapist for more than 15 years for a school district, infant learning program, and private PT agencies. In addition, she has worked as a private tutor for children with learning disabilities. Holly has lectured on health-related topics to all age groups, from school-age children to adults, and has been a guest speaker at colleges and universities including Wellesley College, Boston College, MIT, and Boston University. She is also an adjunct professor, teaching college-level anatomy and physiology courses online and in the classroom. She recently received the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award at the college where she teaches.
There are no prerequisites for this program. It’s ideal for you if you are interested in obtaining an entry-level position in the popular healthcare field of physical therapy.
This program is compatible with PC and a variety of browsers and browser versions. The software provided with this program is not compatible with Mac. You will need Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader. You will need an Internet connection (high-speed is recommended) and email capability.
The textbooks for this course are covered in your tuition. They are:
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you are given six months to complete this program.
All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
This software provided with this program is not compatible with a Mac.
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Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
Physical therapy aides are non-licensed healthcare workers. The certificate you’ll earn through this program, however, will show prospective employers that you took the time and effort to obtain training for this career.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.