How long does it take to become a physical therapist?

Being a physical therapist is a dream of many. If someone wants to enter the medical field as a professional career, then this is a good way to start with. A physical therapist helps in reducing the pain from the body and in crease mobility. They are trained professionals in the field. To become a physical therapist, check the time line below-

1. First an undergraduate program of 4 years needs to be completed.
2. This needs to be followed by a DPT program which goes on for another 3 years.

This makes a total of 7 years to complete the entire program and degree in physical therapy. It might be a long procedure but is surely worth the effort.
A beginner physical therapist education programs in the US only offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree to all new students who enroll. The Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) and Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) degrees are no longer offered to any new students in the United States.
  • Bachelor's Degree Required- Most physical specialist instruction programs oblige candidates to acquire a four-year certification preceding entrance into the expert DPT program. Different projects offer a 3+3 curricular configuration in which 3 years of particular pre-proficient (undergrad/pre-PT) courses must be taken before the understudy can progress into a 3-year proficient DPT program.
  • Freshman Entry - A couple programs enroll all or a part of understudies specifically from secondary school into an ensured affirmations program. Secondary school understudies acknowledged into these projects can naturally progress into the expert period of the PT program pending the beginning of particular college classes and some other expressed possibilities (eg, least GPA).

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