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 earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Colorado, a master's degree in pediatric physical therapy from Boston University, and a master's degree in biology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. After working as a physical therapist for many years, Trimble transitioned into teaching. She has lectured on health-related topics to all age groups and works as an adjunct instructor of anatomy and physiology. She received an Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award and is the author of “College Success Now!”
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
This course is ideal for you if you are interested in obtaining an entry-level position in the popular healthcare field of physical therapy.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
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!"
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the “Contact Us” form.
Physical therapy aides are non-licensed healthcare workers. The certificate you’ll earn through this course, however, will show prospective employers that you took the time and effort to obtain training for this career.