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In recognition of National Physical Therapy Month, we asked our PTs to share their thoughts and experiences on why they became PTs.
To become a practitioner in physical therapy, you need a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Typically, DPT programs are around 36 months, in addition to the standard undergrad degree (about 4 years). All in all, you’ll probably spend around 7 years getting the education to become a PT. The road may seem long, but it’s so worth it!
The PT Student blog is a resource for all students of physical therapy. Whether you are working toward a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant credential, you will find honest, helpful (and sometimes humorous) resources here.
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PTCAS is a service of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). PTCAS allows applicants to use a single application and one set of materials to apply to multiple PT programs.
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Employment of physical therapists is expected to increase 39 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for physical therapy services will come, in large part, from the aging baby boomers, who are staying active later in life than previous generations did.
Physical Therapists (PTs) practice in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, private offices, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and skilled nursing facilities. Most full-time PTs work a 40-hour week, which may include some evenings and weekends.
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. Is it in your DNA?