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Pre-Physical Therapy

Grades: 11-12
Length: 1 or 2 years
Credit: .5 Technical English, 1.0 Fitness, 1.0 Lab Science, .5 Health
Prerequisite: None
Location: Tri-Tech Skills Center

Description: Are you interested in physical therapy, sports medicine, or orthopedics? Are you good with people and have strong communication skills? Physical Therapy Aides play a critical role in the delivery of therapy services in a variety of settings. Internships available for qualified students. In this program you will:


  • Learn innovative orthopedic, neurological, and pediatric rehabilitation techniques.
  • Learn pain management theory
  • Learn to prepare and maintain therapy equipment
  • Learn anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and disease processes.

Career opportunities:

  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Orthopedic Physician
  • Surgical Implant Specialist

Certification opportunities:

  • Basic Life Support/First Aid
  • 7 Hour HIV/AIDS
  • Kinesiotaping Certification

College credits available: 23 credits, points toward admission to Spokane Falls Community College Physical Therapy Assistant and Occupational Therapist Assistant programs.

Year-long course must be completed to be eligible for the Technical English, Health, or Science credit.


Instructional Staff

Jayme Brackett
Pre-Physical Therapy Instructor