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Therapeutic Health Technician


Therapeutic health technicians may work directly under a medical therapeutic professional such as a physical or occupational therapist, or a chiropractor or physical therapist. Their duties are varied, and they can play a significant role in the recovery of a physical therapy patient.

Enrolling in the Therapeutic Health Technician Diploma program at Brightwood College could be a solid step toward your new career.

Therapeutic Health Technician Program

Brightwood College's curriculum is intended to prepare you for employment in various areas of the field, assisting a broad range of medical therapeutic professionals. In this program, you will learn extensive medical terminology and study both clinical and administrative procedures. Students who successfully complete the program will earn a Therapeutic Health Technician Diploma.

Duties that you may perform in this field include:

  • Transporting patients
  • Assisting patients with exercises
  • Assisting with group treatments
  • Teaching proper mobility methods
  • Monitoring patient activities to ensure proper form and to provide encouragement.

Career Opportunities

By obtaining a diploma from our Therapeutic Health Technician program, you can seek entry-level positions in various settings including:

  • Chiropractic assistant/office manager
  • Occupational therapy aide
  • Physical therapy aide
  • Cardiopulmonary rehab assistant
  • Neuro assistant
  • Private care assistant
  • Rehab aide/technician
  • Transportation aide

The College makes no representation, promise or guarantee that completion of this program either assures passage of any certification examination or acceptance by any state board. Prospective and current students, as well as graduates, are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration or licensure requirements in any state in which they seek to become registered, licensed or employed. Brightwood College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

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