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​Physical Therapy

​Description ​Physical Therapists care for people who have been disabled through injury, illness, developmental defects, and aging.  The level of responsibilities depends on experience, specialization, and advanced education.  They evaluate muscular and related functions and use various therapeutic treatments.  PTs may work on referral of a physician or independently.
​Degree ​DPT (DPT program recommended for students who have completed a BA/BS degree)
​Program Length ​2 –3 Years
​Professional Schools’ Organization ​APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
http://www.APTA.org
​Application Service ​PTCAS
http://www.ptcas.org
​Academic Admission Requirements ​One semester each of General Psychology, Advanced Psychology, Math, English, Statistics.  Two semesters each:  Chemistry, Physics; three semesters minimum of Biology including one semester each of Human Anatomy and Human Physiology.
Admission Exam

​GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
http://gre.org

Personal Attributes & Experiences ​Most PT programs require significant and extended experience in physical therapy or other heath related experiences.
Recommendation Letters No standard form
 

 

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