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Earn your Certificate of Achievement to be prepared for employment as a physical therapist aide.

At a Glance

  • Complete your certificate in as few as 9 months

  • Offered at two locations in Arizona

  • Earn your Certificate of Achievement and prepare for entry level employment

  • Affordable tuition varies by location, learn more now

About the Program

What Will I Learn

Carrington’s Physical Therapy Technology program trains future physical therapist aides through classroom study, lab exercises, and practice and clinical training in an off-campus professional environment

Students in the Physical Therapy Technology program practice a range of skills that encompass anatomy and physiology, pathologies, medical terminology, therapeutic exercises and a wide range of modality applications that would include ultrasound, electrical stimulation, therapeutic exercises, hydrotherapy and others.

Program Outcomes

Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions providing support to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, chiropractors and personal trainers and to patients who are recovering from an injury, adapting to trauma or disability or participating in a fitness training program. 

Upon completion of the Physical Therapy Technology program, graduates will be able to:  

  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to assist with various therapeutic techniques
  • Demonstrate skills required to complete a patient treatment session safely
  • Establish foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology in relation to patient care



Carrington College’s Physical Therapy Technology program is available at two campuses in Arizona. To learn more about each location, explore their campus pages.

Mesa, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Student Life at Carrington College

We know college is a big step. But education can be the first step in building a better future. Your instructors, administrators and fellow students are there to help if you ever hit a bump in the road along the way. Carrington College offers a lot of great student support services designed to help you succeed.

Student Finance

From scholarships and grants to loans, we will help you understand how to search and apply for financial aid.1

Tutoring and Study Groups

For help with schoolwork, your instructors and Student Success Center staff are often available for tutoring or you can join in an open student study group.

Externships, Clinical Rotations and Fieldwork

Most programs include an opportunity to learn in the real world before you even graduate! You’ll earn impressive experience that looks great on your resume.

Career Services

After graduation, we’ll help you with your career search with everything from resume writing help to job search support to interview tips.

Career Opportunities

As a physical therapist aide, you’ll be caring for others and helping them obtain the best quality of life possible. Between 2020 and 2030, the employment of physical therapist aides is expected to grow 25%, nationally much faster than average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.2

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for physical therapy is expected to increase in response to the health needs of an aging population.  More physical therapist assistants and aides will be needed to manage the effects of chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity and help patients maintain their mobility.

Cost & Financial Aid

Education is a major investment, but it’s an investment in your future. Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. Carrington College is committed to helping you achieve your education goals. We participate in most financial assistance programs, both federal and state, as well as private financing. Each program has different requirements and application instructions. Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

For complete information on current tuition costs, please see the Academic Catalog

The best way for us to understand your financial needs is to meet in person. Call (602) 492-1086 to set an appointment with our Student Finance Department so we can help you develop your personalized financial plan to achieve your educational goals.

Accreditation and Approvals

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814; 415- 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

For comprehensive information on Carrington’s accreditation approvals, visit

Read Our Career Guide On Physical Therapy Technology

Physical therapy (also known as PT) aides perform a variety of tasks that help keep the office running smoothly. Although PT aides are supervised by physical therapists, they might collaborate with physical therapist assistants.

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  1. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides, on the Internet at (visited October 05, 2021). Data reflects a national projected percentage change in employment from 2020-2030 and may not reflect local economic conditions.