Advance Your Physical Therapy Aide and Administration Specialist Career

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18 Weeks

Program Length


Available Certifications

What Does It Mean To Earn Your Certification As A Physical Therapy Aide?

The Physical Therapy Aide and Administration Specialist Certification is designed for those eager to begin a career as a Physical Therapy Aide. According to the BLS, this field is anticipated to increase by 32% by 2030 which equates to an average of 23,800 available jobs each year. In the United States there are over 38,000 facilities providing physical therapy.

Graduates of the Physical Therapy Aide and Administration Specialist program will be prepared to take the CMAA certification exam, which is delivered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), as well as the Physical Therapy Technician Certification (PTTC), which is administered by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA).


The CMAA certification ensure individuals can:

  • Understand basic human anatomy and effectively use medical terminology in a healthcare setting.
  • Maintain privacy of patient information in compliance with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS and other health care regulations and laws.
  • Effectively use diagnosis and procedure codes and employ Electronic Health Records and related practice management.
  • Recognize the importance of maintaining a safe clinical environment free from infection.
  • Gain familiarity with laboratory, specimen collection techniques, cardiopulmonary testing, pharmacology and medication administration.
  • Administer medications, assist with minor procedures and handle laboratory specimens under the direction of a supervisor.
  • Communicate with patients to record vital signs, take medical histories, prepare patients and rooms for examinations and provide basic patient education.

With the PTTC certification you will show that you are able to:

  • Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS and other health care regulations, laws and ethics.
  • Understand the medical terminology needed in an administrative setting.
  • Evaluate an office’s scheduling needs and appropriately book patient services.
  • Properly obtain patient information including verifying insurance coverage.
  • Ensure that all forms are prepared correctly.
  • File medical records correctly.
  • Perform any financial or other general administrative procedures needed.


The American Medical Certification Association (AMCA), established in 2010, strives to enhance the allied healthcare industry by providing nationally-recognized certification exams that validate the knowledge and skills of professionals in this field. The AMCA actively collaborates, serves, and supports the allied healthcare industry and its professionals. To be eligible to earn an AMCA certification, candidates must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent and be at least 18 years of age.

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Physical Therapy Aide and Administration Specialist

Our Physical Therapy Aide and Administration Specialist online program will prepare you for an entry-level career in the health care field.


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Amanda Lynn is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand your certificate of study, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Amanda to learn more about your certificate, AdventHealth University and how to achieve your workforce development goals!


All courses and certification examinations are prepared and offered in English only. Special accommodations requesting translation services are not available for course participation or examination. Oral and written English proficiency is a requirement for course participation.

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