The Physical Therapy Aide Program

Be an important part of improving patients’ physical functions.

You'll always speak with a real human.
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A Tiny Investment for Infinite Success

You’re busy. You’ve got bills to pay. And you need stability. With one small investment in our Physical Therapy Aide program, you could find the peace of mind, salary, and job satisfaction you’ve been looking for. And guess what? You could have it all in just a few short months.

  • 275 Hours of Study

  • 4 Month Program Completion Time

  • $26,000 Average Annual Salary*

  • 26% Predicted Job Growth Through 2028*

This Could Be the Perfect Job for You

Physical therapy aides provide support to physical therapists and their patients. They help patients check in, set up equipment, and often record patient progress. They also help keep the facilities clean and organized and assist physical therapists with certain procedures when needed. It’s a fun, interactive job that’ll send you home happy.

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4 Reasons to Complete Your Physical Therapy Aide Certification With CareerStep

Qualify in four months.

This program includes 275 hours of study, which will prep you to pass the Certified Physical Therapy Aide Specialist (CPTAS) exam. If you need a more flexible training schedule, no problem. You can take up to 12 months.

Start working ASAP.

CareerStep training quickly leads to physical therapy aide careers, due to the program’s expert-created content and structure. Plus, the outlook for this job is awesome.

Make a difference.

Physical therapy aides spend their days working directly with patients and get to see the positive impacts of their work in real time.


Our physical therapy aide program is designed to save you money. We set competitive course fees and make them easy to pay (because our goal is helping you meet your career goal).

Our Happy Learners Say It Best

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. I never dreamed about success, I worked for it. Believe in yourself and keep going forward. CareerStep really helped me widen my knowledge and is very convenient to use! The CareerStep team is very helpful and gave me a lot of resources. I would highly recommend CareerStep to others."

Hannah N.

Physical Therapy Aide Learner


1. Start today.

Begin your training (and transformation) right now.


2. Finish fast.

Complete your training in record-time.


3. Get hired.

With community support and interview training.

Ready to Dive In?

Register online now to enroll in the Physical Therapy Aide program.

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Program Details

Set your own timeline, your own pace, and your own study environment, complete with help from our support team.

  • 4-Month Completion
  • Self-Paced Study
  • Anywhere, Anytime Learning
  • 1:1 (Human) Support
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What You'll Learn

You’ll complete this program with the knowledge needed to provide excellent patient service and keep a physical therapy office running smoothly.

Computer Basics

Become proficient with the computer programs you’ll use to create digital documents and organize information.

Healthcare 101

Learn basic anatomy, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, and healthcare documentation.

Physical Therapy Fundamentals

Understand effective patient interaction and preparation, and gain a broad basic knowledge of therapeutic techniques and principles.

Exam Prep

Know what’s required to take and pass the final course exam, which will prepare you for the CPTAS exam (the industry-recognized physical therapy aide certification test).

Your Questions—Answered

This course is designed to take 275 hours of study, which you can complete in as little as four months or as long as 12 months.

Yes. Paying in full upon signup saves you money, but CareerStep does offer payment plans and financial assistance for this program. Learn more on the course description page.

Salaries for this job vary based on location and experience, but the average physical therapy aide makes $26,240 per year.*

It’s excellent. The healthcare industry is expected to add 26% more physical therapy aide jobs by 2028.*

While certification isn’t explicitly required to get hired, most physical therapy facilities prefer to hire applicants who’ve demonstrated full knowledge of the role and have the credentials to hit the ground running.

Training People Trust

Get Trained. Get Hired.

This program includes unparalleled training, career support, and coaching. It’s a faster, cheaper alternative to traditional schooling.

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Payment Plans

Paying up front makes the most financial sense, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. We offer a payment plan for those who need some extra time to settle up.

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MyCAA Grants

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) program offers funding for this program for eligible military spouses. If that’s you, then you could earn physical therapy aide certification on the Department of Defense’s dime!

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