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It really depends on your definition of "therapist." Assuming you mean "psychotherapist", here is a general idea: All therapists (counselors, social workers, marri…age & family therapists, and psychologists) pursue a traditional undergrad degree which is usually 4 yrs. Here's where it gets tricky! After undergrad one has some choices. Of the choices, you could pursue a masters degree in (counseling, social work, marriage & family therapy, or psychology.) All of these are usually 2-3yrs. BUT! It doesn't stop there. Once you get a masters, then you typically have to work about 3,000 hours(or about 2 years) of supervised work under a licensed practitioner. From here, then you should be eligible to take a state (and in some cases a national exam) to be licensed as a "whatever your degree is in therapist." (If you pass). Now the other route one can take is to get a doctorate. Most are in Psychology(Phd or PsyD), but there are some in social work and education. In getting the doctorate, one should expect to commit 4-6 yrs of study to complete it(depending on if you have a masters degree). Also, most psychology doctorate grads must complete a 1 yr internship after graduating, which enables one to take the licensing exam to be a psychologist. So in all, if you go to undergrad that's 4yrs+ A masters degree 2-3yrs+ Depending on if you have a masters degree 4-6 yrs of doctoral work =about 10-12 yrs in school(+ 1yr for internship if you get a doctorate in psychology) , if you go all the way for a doctorate. If you just want to get a masters and be a therapist then figure about 6-7 yrs+ 2yrs for licensing.
No you do not. What you need is to go to a private school. About half of the states in the US require a license to practice massage therapy (check which ones at the American M…assage Therapy Association Website: www.amtamassage.org or with www.massagetherapy.com ). There are lots of schools offering massage education. Hands-on teaching is one of the most important aspects. A solid understanding of proper hand and body mechanics as well as anatomy and physiology are also key. Ask local therapists what school they went to and what they liked about it. Most reputable schools have been in business 10 years or more. Be careful, some schools use questionable or unethical tactics to get your money. I had lots of referrals to the school I finally chose and it has been the best choice I've ever made. I am now teaching at the school as an assistant instructor five years later. The Cortiva Institute is the largest in the nation with over 8 separate schools and campuses, while the Swedish Institute in NY is the oldest. There are also good schools in North Carolina, such as Natural Touch in Greensboro and Hickory, www.naturaltouchschools.com. There are now more 2 year college massage programs available which make it more affordable. Figure out what you need in your state, what your personal need are as far as how you learn best and find a school that can fulfill your needs. Yes, you have to go to collage to be a massage therapist but only for four years
It takes about three or four years at the most but five times out of ten you wont graduate until your about 22 if you go straight to college out of high school but if you …don't then it would take about the same amount of time but you would probable graduate around the age of 24 if you ask me
What is the average salary of a physical therapist and how many years of college do you need to get this job?
Most employers require at least a MPT degree which requires five years of school but many schools are pushing for the DPT which will require six. Salary depends on where… you live and your experience, but the average is in the area of 58-67k.
In most areas of the US the minimum requirement is 500 hours of training that can be completed in six months of full time at an accepted school. There are certifications,… licenses, or some form of state regulation that is required currently in 42 states, including the District of Columbia. Some states do their own licensing exams while others use the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTM.) To be eligible to take the examination through the NCBTM, applicants must have 500 hours of formal training at a state licensed training institute or approved school including: 1) At least 125 hours in anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. 2) 200 hours in massage and bodywork assessment, theory and practice. 3) 40 hours of in-class, supervised instruction in pathology. 4) 10 hours of business instruction, including at least 6 hours of ethics. 5) 125 hours of additional in-class, supervised instruction in a related area. Starting in January of 2009, there is another test called the MBLEx (Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination). It is governed by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Currently there are 31 states that have joined this new testing association.
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The time required to become a massage therapist can vary. 330 to 1,000 contact hours and up to two years of program study are required in many states. These vary depending on …state law.
About 7 years
It depends on the type of therapist you want to be. You can begin to be a terapist with a masters degree which is 2 years past undergrad for a total of six years. If you would… like to be able to perscribe medicine you will need a PH D which is an additional 5+ years after the original 4 years of college.
Today, educational programs graduating physical therapists award either a Master's in Science or a Doctorate of Science. All physical therapy programs are at the graduate lev…el and require a college degree. Depending on the number of required prerequisites an individual can transfer from their BS or BA degree, length of educational programs range from 2-4 years
Sex therapists are therapists first and must get a master's or doctorate in social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, counseling or a related field. While earnin…g the basic therapy education, they specialize in sex therapy and obtain a license. After earning a bachelor's degree, a sex therapist will be in school 2-6 more years before they can practice.
for the phsical, speech, or occupational therapiat, it usually takes about six years of college study.
7 years. first you would take 4 years of pre-law at most major universities. Then you would apply to law school which is relatively competitive.
You do not need a college degree to become a respiratory therapist. However, there are several requirements to become one. There are organisations monitering the potential the…rapists such that they need to do exams, paperworks, interviews...etc in order to become one.
It depends on which kind of therapist. For example, there are physical therapists (these usually require a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree; and some hospitals are now expect…ing a master's degree as well). A physical therapist is an expert in helping people to recover or improve their mobility, by means of a structured exercise program; physical therapists work with patients who have a wide range of conditions from arthritis to severe burns to paralysis; some physical therapists are experts in sports injuries. Another kind of therapist is one who works in the field of psychology. A psychiatrist is a therapist who helps people with mental and emotional illnesses. Psychiatrists are doctors, and they have a Bachelor's, Master's, and MD (Medical Doctor) degree. Psychiatrists can prescribe medication and can also offer talk therapy. Related to this field are psychologists and counselors, who may also be considered therapists. They are generally not medical doctors, and in most states, they cannot prescribe medication. Psychologists and counselors get a Bachelor's Degree and then a Master's-- there are Master's Degrees that focus on Counseling as well as on Counseling Psychology. Some psychologists are expert in testing or in clinical research, while some counselors are expert in offering guidance to people with problems in their marriage or people unable to find the right career. Students who plan to do research on the brain, work in a lab, or study human behavior tend to take a Master's of Science; many students who plan to work directly with patients tend to take a Master's of Arts.
Depending on your speed of learning... but about 8... its possible to do it in 4 but that would mean summer, night, and day classes