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Rehabilitation careers

Job types

In a rehabilitation career at Allina Health, you'll join an extensive network of doctors and therapists to provide care for patients. Our hospitals and clinics offer the services of Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute – nationally recognized for its high-quality care and excellent results:

  • Rehab aide assists with patient care, maintaining the equipment and rehab environment and also provide backup to reception/clerical area. Salaries for rehab aides are based upon their education and experience as it relates to the position.
  • Physical therapist assistant assists in all aspects of a patient's treatment to regain physical function after illness or injury under the supervision of physical therapist. Salaries vary for physical therapist assistants. See U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.
  • Occupational therapist assistant assists with the activities and exercises to help people who have mental, physical or developmental disabilities develop skills while under the supervision of occupational therapist. Salaries vary for occupational therapist assistants. See U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.
  • Physical therapist (PT) evaluates patients; develops treatment plans and implements appropriate treatment with short and long-term goals to relieve pain and increase strength and mobility. Salaries vary for PTs. See U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.
  • Occupational therapist (OT): evaluates and assesses client's capabilities and disabilities by testing and observation and then plans activities and exercises to improve functional capabilities of the patient. Salaries vary for OTs. See U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.
  • Speech language pathologist evaluates clients' ability to understand and produce language and treat any language or speaking disorders. Salaries vary for speech language pathologists. See U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.
  • Exercise physiologist: assists patients with exercise and development of overall wellness programs. Salaries vary for exercise physiologists. See U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.
  • Physical therapy case manager (home care) participates in client care by continuous assessment and progression of a treatment plan along with education and management of the patient's case. Salaries for physical therapy case managers are based upon their education and experience as it relates to the position.

Education

  • Rehab aide requires a high school (HS) diploma or GED, and current enrollment in a physical therapy (PT) or occupational therapy (OT) program preferred.
  • Physical therapist assistant requires a certificate or degree from a physical therapist assistant program, and pass licensing exams (in some states).
  • Occupational therapist assistant requires a certificate or degree from an occupational therapist assistant program, and pass a licensing exam (in most states).
  • Physical therapist (PT) requires a bachelor's degree, have a master's or doctoral degree from an accredited physical therapy program, and pass a state licensing exam.
  • Occupational therapist requires a bachelor's degree, have a master's degree or higher in occupational therapy, and pass a state licensing exam.
  • Speech language pathologist requires a bachelor's degree, and have at least a master's degree in speech pathology, and pass a state licensing exam.
  • Exercise physiologist requires a bachelor's degree in a related subject area, and a Master of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology.
  • Physical therapy case manager has the same requirements as a physical therapist (PT) and previous experience in case management.

How to choose a health care program

Programs offered in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Physical therapist assistant:

Occupational therapist assistant:

Physical therapist:

Occupational therapist:

Speech language pathologist:

Exercise physiologist:

How to choose an educational health care program

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Celebrating a history of making lives work
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute was formed through the merger of Courage Center and Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. Both organizations bring a strong history of service to people with disabilities.

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