answersLogoWhite
Associates Degrees
Job Training and Career Qualifications
College Degrees

What education or training is required to become a physical therapist?

414243

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2008-10-08 01:48:06
2008-10-08 01:48:06

in order to graduate as a physical therepist, one must first graduate from a physical therapist program with a masters or doctoral degree.

1

Related Questions

User Avatar

Certified physical therapists are generally required to complete a Bachelor's (4 years) and at least a master's (2 years). So your looking at 6 years on Avg.

User Avatar

I really have no idea. But i am a freshman in high school and am interested in becoming a ppt. I would like to know what schooling is required to become a physical therapist and what additional training/schooling does it take to become a pediatric physical therapist. Much of the information i have looked at is very confusing, and i would like to know from someone who has taken the schooling and has become a ppt. Thanx

User Avatar

You have to get your message license for the state that you live in.

User Avatar

The following is written by and according to the U.S. Department of Labor and particular to the education and training required for physical therapist assistants. Almost all physical therapist assistants earn an associate degree (tow year program of study) from an accredited physical therapist assistant program. Most States require licensing for physical therapist assistants.

User Avatar

Is 4 years of education enough to become an occupational therapist? I'm a student at UT Martin and I will be goin for 4 years.

User Avatar

Education required to become a physical therapist may be an associate program, bachelor program, or even more with a few continuing education programs to update the skill set in accordance with latest research. The physical therapy is among the highly paid professions and an accredited program from an accredited institute along with hands-on training.

User Avatar

= What education and training is required to become an education researcher? =

User Avatar

What education and training is required to become a Researcher?

User Avatar

You would obtain a 4 year college degree and then pass the state boards.

User Avatar

Charles Augustus Bucher has written: 'Fitness for college and life' -- subject(s): Physical fitness 'Administration of physical education and athletic programs' -- subject(s): Administration, Recreation leadership, Physical education and training 'Administration of school health and physical education programs' -- subject(s): Health education, Physical education and training, Administration 'Physical education in the modern elementary school' -- subject(s): Physical education for children 'Foundations of physical education and sport' -- subject(s): Physical education and training, Sports, Vocational guidance 'Administration of school and college health and physical education programs' -- subject(s): Health education, Administration, Physical education and training 'Physical education and sport' -- subject(s): Physical education and training 'Interscholastic athletics at the junior high school level. --' 'Foundations of physical education' -- subject(s): Physical education and training

User Avatar

The are massage therapy schools. There you can obtain the training at master the skill needed to be a good massage therapist.

User Avatar

No special qualification is required. But some physical fitness is required. It is better to have some qualification and special training.

User Avatar

Thomas J. Martinek has written: 'Pygmalion in the gym' -- subject(s): Training of, Teacher-student relationships, Expectation (Psychology), Physical education teachers 'Psycho-social dynamics of teaching physical education' -- subject(s): Physical education and training, Social aspects of Physical education and training, Training of, Social aspects, Psychological aspects, Physical education teachers, Psychological aspects of Physical education and training

User Avatar

John Edward Kane has written: 'Psychological aspects of physical education and sport' -- subject- s -: Physical education and training, Psychological aspects, Psychological aspects of Physical education and training 'Readings in physical education' -- subject- s -: Addresses, essays, lectures, Physical education and training

User Avatar

The following is written by and according to the U.S. Department of Labor and particular to the education and training required for physical therapy assistants.Most physical therapy aides are trained on the job, while almost all physical therapist assistants earn an associate degree from an accredited physical therapist assistant program. Most States require licensing for physical therapist assistants.Education and training. Employers typically require physical therapy aides to have a high school diploma. They are trained on the job, and most employers provide clinical on-the-job training.In most States, physical therapist assistants are required by law to hold an associate degree. The American Physical Therapy Association's Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education accredits postsecondary physical therapy assistant programs. In 2009, there were 223 accredited programs, which usually last 2 years and culminate in an associate degree.Programs are divided into academic coursework and hands-on clinical experience. Academic coursework includes algebra, English, anatomy and physiology, and psychology. Clinical work includes certifications in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other first aid, and field experience in treatment centers. Both educators and prospective employers view clinical experience as essential to ensuring that students understand the responsibilities of a physical therapist assistant.Licensure. Licensing is not required to practice as a physical therapy aide. However, most States regulate physical therapist assistants through licensure, registration, or certification. Most States require physical therapist assistants to graduate from an accredited education program and pass the National Physical Therapy Exam. Some States may require physical therapy assistants to pass State exams. Many States also require continuing education credits for physical therapist assistants to maintain licensure. Complete information on regulations can be obtained from State licensing boards.For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (U.S. Department of Labor) indicated directly below this answer section.

User Avatar

The following is written by and according to the U.S. Department of Labor and particular to the education and training required for physical therapist assistants.Most physical therapy aides are trained on the job, while almost all physical therapist assistants earn an associate degree from an accredited physical therapist assistant program. Most States require licensing for physical therapist assistants.Education and training. Employers typically require physical therapy aides to have a high school diploma. They are trained on the job, and most employers provide clinical on-the-job training.In most States, physical therapist assistants are required by law to hold an associate degree. The American Physical Therapy Association's Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education accredits postsecondary physical therapy assistant programs. In 2009, there were 223 accredited programs, which usually last 2 years and culminate in an associate degree.Programs are divided into academic coursework and hands-on clinical experience. Academic coursework includes algebra, English, anatomy and physiology, and psychology. Clinical work includes certifications in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other first aid, and field experience in treatment centers. Both educators and prospective employers view clinical experience as essential to ensuring that students understand the responsibilities of a physical therapist assistant.Licensure. Licensing is not required to practice as a physical therapy aide. However, most States regulate physical therapist assistants through licensure, registration, or certification. Most States require physical therapist assistants to graduate from an accredited education program and pass the National Physical Therapy Exam. Some States may require physical therapy assistants to pass State exams. Many States also require continuing education credits for physical therapist assistants to maintain licensure. Complete information on regulations can be obtained from State licensing boards.Other qualifications. Physical therapist assistants and aides should be well-organized, detail oriented, and caring. They should be able to take direction and work well in a team situation. They usually have strong interpersonal skills and a desire to help people in need.Advancement. Some physical therapist aides advance to become therapist assistants after gaining experience and completing an accredited education program.Some physical therapist assistants advance their knowledge and skills in a variety of clinical areas after graduation. The American Physical Therapy Association recognizes physical therapist assistants who have gained additional skills in geriatric, pediatric, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary physical therapy. Physical therapist assistants may also advance in non-clinical areas, like administrative positions. These positions might include organizing all the assistants in a large physical therapy organization or acting as the director for a specific department such as aquatic therapy. Physical therapist assistants may also pursue a career in teaching at an accredited physical therapist assistant academic program.For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (U.S. Department of Labor) indicated directly below this answer section.

User Avatar

Donald R. Hellison has written: 'Humanistic physical education' -- subject(s): Physical education and training 'Teaching responsibility through physical activity' -- subject(s): Physical education and training, Responsibility, Sociological aspects of Physical education and training, Study and teaching

User Avatar

Daniel D. Arnheim has written: 'Dance injuries' 'Developing motor behavior in children' -- subject(s): Physical education for children, Motor ability in children 'Modern principles of athletic training' -- subject(s): Sports medicine, Physical education and training, Sports injuries 'Principles of athletic training' -- subject(s): Sports medicine, Physical education and training, Sports Medicine, Physical Education and Training 'Physical education for special populations' -- subject(s): Study and teaching, Physical education for children with disabilities 'Athletic Training' -- subject(s): Problems, exercises, Physical education and training-- 'Elementary physical education' -- subject(s): Physical education for children, Motor ability, Child development, Curricula

User Avatar

Susan M. Schwager has written: 'Planning, implementation, and analysis of a program development project in elementary physical education' -- subject(s): Physical education teachers, Curricula, Competency based education, Training of, Physical education and training, In-service training, Physical education for children

User Avatar

Physical therapy can be studied at three different levels.Physical therapist aidePhysical therapist assistantPhysical therapistDepending on what is your career objective or what you want to become you can get on the job training, community and private colleges and university programs.Hope it helps!

User Avatar

The following is written by and according to the U.S. Department of Labor and particular to the education and training required for Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides.Most physical therapy aides are trained on the job, while almost all physical therapist assistants earn an associate degree from an accredited physical therapist assistant program. Most States require licensing for physical therapist assistants.Education and training. Employers typically require physical therapy aides to have a high school diploma. They are trained on the job, and most employers provide clinical on-the-job training.In most States, physical therapist assistants are required by law to hold an associate degree. The American Physical Therapy Association's Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education accredits postsecondary physical therapy assistant programs. In 2009, there were 223 accredited programs, which usually last 2 years and culminate in an associate degree.Programs are divided into academic coursework and hands-on clinical experience. Academic coursework includes algebra, English, anatomy and physiology, and psychology. Clinical work includes certifications in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other first aid, and field experience in treatment centers. Both educators and prospective employers view clinical experience as essential to ensuring that students understand the responsibilities of a physical therapist assistant.Licensure. Licensing is not required to practice as a physical therapy aide. However, most States regulate physical therapist assistants through licensure, registration, or certification. Most States require physical therapist assistants to graduate from an accredited education program and pass the National Physical Therapy Exam. Some States may require physical therapy assistants to pass State exams. Many States also require continuing education credits for physical therapist assistants to maintain licensure. Complete information on regulations can be obtained from State licensing boards.Other qualifications. Physical therapist assistants and aides should be well-organized, detail oriented, and caring. They should be able to take direction and work well in a team situation. They usually have strong interpersonal skills and a desire to help people in need.Advancement. Some physical therapist aides advance to become therapist assistants after gaining experience and completing an accredited education program.Some physical therapist assistants advance their knowledge and skills in a variety of clinical areas after graduation. The American Physical Therapy Association recognizes physical therapist assistants who have gained additional skills in geriatric, pediatric, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary physical therapy. Physical therapist assistants may also advance in non-clinical areas, like administrative positions. These positions might include organizing all the assistants in a large physical therapy organization or acting as the director for a specific department such as aquatic therapy. Physical therapist assistants may also pursue a career in teaching at an accredited physical therapist assistant academic program.For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (U.S. Department of Labor) indicated directly below this answer section.

User Avatar

Rosalind Frances Cassidy has written: 'Humanizing physical education' -- subject(s): Physical education teachers, Training of 'Physical fitness for girls' -- subject(s): Physical education for women, Physical education teachers, Training of

User Avatar

The following is written by and according to the U.S. Department of Labor and particular to the education and training required for physical therapist assistants.In most States, physical therapist assistants are required by law to hold an associate degree. The American Physical Therapy Association's Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education accredits postsecondary physical therapy assistant programs. In 2009, there were 223 accredited programs, which usually last 2 years and culminate in an associate degree.For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (U.S. Department of Labor) indicated directly below this answer section.


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.