If you want to become a PT, I would start asking people within your community who are physical therapist or currently enrolled in a PT program. I believe the first 3 years are for the undergraduate studies and another 2-3 years for the DPT degree. Once you have graduated from the DPT program, you can take your licensure test. to become a full pledge PT. You can also pursue your career further by undergoing clinical residency or fellowship in PT. I would also advise you to go to the APTA website: www.apta.org and look for prospective students where you can find more informations on how to start and look for CAPTE approved PT program . Also, find time to volunteer in a local PT clinic or hospital so that you can have an idea on what physical therapists do. To give you a heads up, start reading about anatomy,physiology,kinesiology/biomechanics ,pharmacology as well as research /data gathering coz you have to deal with all of these when you are already in the program. I m pretty sure if you set your mind into it, you will be successful ! Goodluck on your future career!