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Physical Therapy


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.

American Physical Therapy Association of Massachusetts (APTAMA); APTAMA Annual Conference, October 26, 2019
Become a Physical Therapist
Becoming a Physical Therapist
Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Ransdell Family Health Professions Readiness and Enrichment Program (HPREP)
Day in the Life of a Physical Therapist
Des Moines University Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program (HealthPASS)
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)
Financial Resources
"Move Toward a Physical Therapist Career" Slide Show
Pediatric Physical Therapist Interview
Physical Therapist Career
Physical Therapist Career Guide
Physical Therapist Career Information
Physical Therapist Career Overview
Physical Therapist Career Profile
Physical Therapist Career Profile Two
Physical Therapist Career Q&A
Physical Therapist Careers Video
Physical Therapist Interview
Physical Therapist Interview Two
Physical Therapist Job Profile
Physical Therapist Occupational Outlook
Physical Therapist Salaries
Physical Therapy Advance Healthcare Network; Student Center
Physical Therapy Articles Index
Physical Therapy Career
Physical Therapy Career Overview
Physical Therapy Education Programs Virtual Fair, September 17, 2019
Physical Therapy Internship Search
Physical Therapy Journals
Physical Therapy Overview
Physical Therapy Program Interview Questions Preparation
Physical Therapy Prospective Student Information
Physical Therapy Scholarships and Grants
Physical Therapy School Interview Questions
Physical Therapy School Interview Tips and Strategies
Physical Therapy Schools and Careers
Physical Therapy Specialities
Physical Therapy Web
PT School Interview Tips
Wayne State U. Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Information Meetings on Physical Therapy Program (first Tuesday of each month)


M.P.T. (Master's degree program recommended for students who have completed a BA/BS degree.)
D.P.T. (Doctor of Physical Therapy)

Program Length

2-3 years

Professional Schools' Organization

APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
Accredited PT and PTA Programs
Physical Therapy Graduate School Programs
Physical Therapy Graduate School Ranking
Physical Therapy Schools
Physical Therapy Schools and Programs


Application Service

PTCAS (Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service)
PTCAS Programs
Fee Waiver

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.
PTCAS Course Prerequisite Summary


Admission Exam


Personal Attributes & Experiences

Most PT programs require significant and extended experience in physical therapy or other health-related experiences.
PT Observation Requirements by Program

Recommendation Letters

No standard form.
PTCAS Reference Requirements by Program
PTCAS References