Diploma (We are currently not offering this program)

Train for a rewarding career.

Are you looking to pursue a career in which you assist patients and clients who are recovering from various physical ailments? Glen Oaks College, Riverside campus, offers training to help prepare you for an entry-level position as a Physical Therapy Aide.

The five-month Physical Therapy Aide program prepares you for positions that entail assisting in rehabilitation centers, hospitals, sports therapy clinics and nursing facilities. The employment opportunities for the Physical Therapy Aide are expected to grow much faster than the average through 2016.*

Through demonstrations, lectures, and a physical therapy-based laboratory experience, our Physical Therapy Aide program is designed to develop skills that will get you started in the job market and the industry.

Program Objectives

The objective of the five-month Physical Therapy Aide program is to assist in meeting the healthcare needs of the community by preparing competent, knowledgeable and caring individuals as entry-level physical therapy aides who administer physical therapy interventions in rehabilitation centers, hospitals, nursing facilities, clinics, home care, and athletic organizations.


Program Advantages

  • Professional instructors
  • Hands-on training
  • Career placement assistance
  • Financial assistance for the those who qualify

Students will learn basic medical terminology as well as anatomy and physiology outlined in this course. Students will have the ability to work with the Physical Therapist in a medical facility assisting with the patient recovery.

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, the graduates will be awarded a diploma. Although the College will assist students with job placement, finding employment is the individual responsibility of the student. The College does not guarantee that any student will be placed in any of the jobs described, or placed at all.

Glen Oaks College



1635 Spruce Street
Riverside, California 92507
P 951.683.8300
F. 951.683.8301


*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapy-assistants-and-aides.htm (visited March 16, 2015).