The Rehabilitation Aide Diploma provides the basic knowledge and skills required for graduates to work as an Aide supporting Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Occupational Therapy Assistants in the provision of rehabilitation services. FNU awards a Diploma following the completion of this program. This program also prepares students to apply to the Associate of Science Physical Therapist Assistant program.

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (A MINIMUM OF 34 CREDITS)

Required Courses: (34 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • SLS 1501
    College Study Skills
    1
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition
    3
  • MAC 1105
    College Algebra 1
    3
  • CGS 1030
    Introduction to Information Technology
    3
  • BSC 1085C
    Anatomy & Physiology 1
    4
  • PSY 1012
    General Psychology
    3
  • BSC 1086C
    Anatomy & Physiology 2
    4
  • HSC 1531
    Medical Terminology
    3
  • SPC 1017
    Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    3
  • PHY 1007C
    Physics for Allied Health Professionals
    3
  • PHI 1635
    Biomedical Ethics
    3
  • PHT 1001
    Introduction to Physical Therapy
    1

The Rehab Aide program was established to provide students with a diploma that can assist in job placement within the physical therapy field. Additionally, it serves as a feeder program into the PTA AS program.

As per data attained from multiple job search engines, the average salary for a rehab aide in Miami falls anywhere between $28K-$37K/year depending on the facility and experience. Baptist Health currently has a job posting for a rehab aide with a salary expectation of $15-18/hr.

This program can be completed in 8 months.