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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology
physical therapists working on patients

Our Physical Therapy Program

Program Highlights

  • Use sports-specific training, injury recognition, and physical therapy to prepare and rehabilitate the physically active.
  • Diagnose, prevent, and rehabilitate injuries by using advanced techniques while consulting and interacting with medical professionals.
  • Work with certified athletics trainers as well as fitness and healthcare professionals to assist with injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Career Focus

  • Prepared for state licensure, immediate employment, and further education.

Program Components

Students have the opportunity to obtain OSHA one hour and CPR industry certifications.

Listing of Instructional Topics

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Infection Control and Safety
  • Joint Movements
  • Law and Ethics
  • Legal Issues
  • Medical Records
  • Medical Terminology
  • Patient Communication
  • Proper Mechanics and Gait
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Specialty Therapy

Physical Therapy Aide Entry Level Salary Range*

  • Hourly: $12.70–$17.34
  • Annual: $26,410–$36,260

*Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages

Related Career Pathways

  • Athletics Trainer*
  • Chiropractor*
  • Chiropractor Assistant*
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer*
  • Personal Trainer*
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist*
  • Rehabilitation Specialist*
  • Wellness Consultant*

*with additional education in this field.