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How many assessments do you have to pass to become a physical therapist?

I am 14 and I love to play soccer and I'm thinking about getting involved in the physical therapist field. Athletes always get injured so it would be helpful to become one. physical-therapist occupational-therapy physical-therapy

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Maryann’s Answer

You will come out with a DPT. You can do the pre requirements and then apply to PT school or you can apply to the DOT. Approximately 6 years in total. If you like sports you can specialized in orthopedic and sports medicine. You need to maintain a specific GPA established by institution.
It's a beautiful and rewarding profession.
Many specialties to choice from. You will always have a job.

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Linda’s Answer

Hello you need to have a Bachelors degree with a PT program prerequisites. After you graduate and have the right courses, you apply for a doctorate program. At the end of your 2-3 year PT doctorate program you will then take national boards. You can continue to grow and learn as a physical therapy throughout your career. Becoming a PT is the best decision I ever made.
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stephanie’s Answer

it’s now a doctorate degree. i recommend a kinesiology or sports trainer undergrad i have a biology degree and it was useless except for all the sciences u need for pre requisites. i recommend finding PT school and looking at the requirements
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Rodolfo’s Answer

NPTE.
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Marie’s Answer

Great answer, I think many students feel that they have to enter a program that will take all 6-7 years, there are many programs that have post- graduate programs, meaning you apply to a program after you receive your bachelors degree. While that is very convenient, many schools require that you reapply to the “Post- Graduate” program, so it’s not a guarantee you will be accepted once you’ve completed 4 years of study at that school. Having a career in exercise physiology or personal training as an undergraduate will not only assist you once you are in PT school, but it will help you get a job in the event you don’t get into the school of your choice once you apply to the post grad program the first time around! Hang in there, it took me 3 years of being wait listed before I got into my post grad program!!
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