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Start a Rewarding Career in The Physical Therapy Office

This program sets you up to earn not one but two crucial certifications: physical therapy aide specialist (CPTAS) and electronic health record specialist (CEHRS). You’ll gain physical therapy equipment knowledge, office management skills, patient interaction best practices, and electronic healthcare record know-how, making you an ideal addition to any physical therapy or medical office team. If you’re ready to broaden your horizons, don’t snooze on signing up for the CareerStep Physical Therapy Office Professional program.

What you'll learn:

  • Train to aid in patient care
  • Prepare to take the Certified Physical Therapy Aide Specialist (CPTAS) and
  • Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exams
  • Gain knowledge and skills you need to begin working immediately upon completion
  • Cleaning and organizing physical therapy facilities
  • Observing patients and documenting their responses and progress
  • Assisting physical therapists with selected procedures
  • Maintaining electronic health records
  • Processing payments and insurance claims

To apply to the Physical Therapy Office Professional Program at CSU Bakersfield, in partnership with CareerStep, complete the following steps:

  • Navigate to the CSUB/CareerStep website
  • Click the ENROLL ONLINE button
  • Continue to CHECKOUT
  • Fill in required fields
  • Complete payment information or make payment arrangements

Need help enrolling? Call (888) 657-5752

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Meet one of the following requirements:

    • High school diploma

    • General Education Development (GED) Certificate

    • Pass the Career Step Pre-Enrollment Assessment Test

The Physical Therapy Office Professional Program costs $3,999.

We understand that one of the biggest concerns tied to furthering your education is how to pay for it. To help, CSU Bakersfield and Career Step offer low tuition prices that provide big payoffs. We've also designed multiple tuition payment plans, allowing you to choose the funding option that best fits your needs.

We currently offer:

  • A discount when you choose to pay your tuition in a single payment
  • An interest-free, 3-month payment plan
  • A low interest, 12-month payment plan

For more information on tuition and funding options, please contact us at (877) 225-7151.

Note: Program is not eligible for FAFSA-based financial aid.

The Physical Therapy Office Professional Program includes the following topics / modules:

  • Welcome to Physical Therapy Office Professional 1
  • Computer Fundamentals 7
  • Microsoft Office Training Orientation 1
  • Word 2019: Beginner 10
  • Excel 2019: Beginner 12
  • Outlook 2019: Beginner 12
  • Healthcare Structure and Organization 25
  • Grammar and Punctuation 10
  • Medical Word Building 15
  • Mastering Medical Language 23
  • Anatomy and Pathophysiology 35
  • Working as a Physical Therapy Aide 3
  • Patient Interaction 20
  • Documentation and Reimbursement 20
  • Patient Preparation 20
  • Physical Therapy Modalities 25
  • Treating Common Medical Disorders 7
  • Treating Physical Dysfunctions 3
  • Physical Therapy Aide - Simulations 15
  • Basic Life Support Certification 8
  • Electronic Health Records Career and 1 Certification
  • HIPAA 5
  • Medical Records Management 60
  • Office Procedures 16
  • Business Writing 16
  • Professional Skills 10
  • Final Exam Preparation 1



The Physical Therapy Office Professional Program is completely online and provided by our partner, CareerStep. Once you are registered with CareerStep, your password and access information will be emailed to you. Through the CareerStep portal you will have access to:

  • Readings
  • Homework assignments
  • Quizzes / tests
  • Technical support
  • Discussion boards
  • One-on-one help from instructors
  • Additional resources

Get Started Today

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