What is the best route to become a physical therapist?
What is the best routes for me to take to show that I am more willing than my peers to be a top physical therapist?
First, to become a physical therapist you will need to graduate from an accredited physical therapy program. You can find a list of accredited schools at apta .org
GPA will be the biggest differentiator between you and your peers. Getting good grades in higher level biology, kinesiology, chemisty, or other science classes will boost your chances of getting into a program! The school I worked for liked to have students who took an anatomy class with a real cadaver, but schools don't offer that as much recently.
It would also help you to have volunteer hours with a physical therapist. Most schools are looking for about 100 volunteer hours. Unfortunately, no amount of volunteer hours will make-up for a low GPA.