What training do you need to be a physical therapist?
My B.A. in English isnt medical-related. But I have heard that it does not matter what your B.A. is in, you get your Masters in physical therapy. Is this true? How about a PT assistant? Seperate training for people w/an undergraduate degree as well? Length of time to get certified for that? Job market should be wide open and plentiful w/baby boomers becoming senior citizens right?
Asked By: csiders30 - 3/6/2007
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For admission into a PT program, your initial degree does not matter; but you would need to complete a list of prerequisite courses if you did not have them as an undergrad...it usually requires a year of chemisty and physics, a year and a half of biology and psychology, statistics and calc or trig, and anatomy and... More
Answered By: mistify - 3/6/2007
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PT programs are pretty competitive to get into, given that people realize it's a growing field with good employment opportunities. You should check with some colleges to see their programs
Answered By: jim06744 - 3/6/2007
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