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Hi I want to become a physiotherapist and now I'm doing diploma in fitness and health promotion so can you please guide me to my goal how to achieve it and what are requirements and duration for that please help me.
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John’s Answer

Joshi in order to become a physical therapist in the United States, you'll need a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (DPT). If you want to know how to become a doctor of physiotherapy, odds are you're also curious about how long this process will take. Overall, it will take a minimum of 7-years to become a physical therapist. First, you'll need to complete your current bachelor's degree, which takes 4-years. Next, you'll need to complete a Doctor of Physical Therapy program, which typically takes 3-years. If you choose to participate in a residency, this will take an additional 1-year. After obtaining licensure and certification, the total amount of time it takes to become a DPT is between seven and just over eight years. Joshi make sure you check with the schools you intend to apply to in order to find out their specific prerequisites.

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Most DPT programs have minimum grade point average requirements. These DPT programs require applicants to complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Programs may have minimum acceptable scores and last acceptable test dates. Policies regarding the consideration of multiple sets of GRE scores vary by institution.
Physical therapy volunteer experience. Many programs require applicants to have volunteer or paid experiences working with patients under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. The program may specify the settings and types of experiences required. Applicants also may be required to have a licensed physical therapist verify the hours. This experience may be an important factor in the admissions process. Respectfully contact physical therapy clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities, e.g., nursing homes, and other health care settings in your area to find observation opportunities.
Many DPT programs require one to four letters of reference (also known as "letters of evaluation" or "recommendations") as part of the admissions process. You may need to submit references from a particular individual, such as a physical therapist, science professor, or academic advisor. If references are required, select individuals who meet the program's requirements, know you well, and can speak to your maturity, dependability, dedication, compassion, communication skills, leadership, and any hands-on experience in the field.
DPT programs may require competitive applicants to visit the campus for an interview. The interview format varies by institution. Applicants may be required to speak with a single faculty member, a student, a physical therapist, or a panel of interviewers, or participate in an orientation program. If invited, dress in professional business attire. Applicants should be prepared to discuss why they have chosen to pursue a career in physical therapy and how they perceive the role of physical therapists in health care. Those who have researched and gained direct exposure to the profession will be better prepared to respond to the interview questions. During the interview, applicants may be rated on their oral communication skills, professional behaviors and attitudes, ability to interact in a group, knowledge of the profession, ability to solve problems, and motivation to pursue a career in physical therapy. The applicants' written communication skills also may be measured with an on-site essay.

Thank you for the help this is really very helpful Joshi R.

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Sanober’s Answer

Hi Joshi!

In order to become a physiotherapist or physical therapist, you must possess a bachelor's degree and apply to a physical therapist program. The requirements and duration for the program will depend on what country you are applying to study in. It ranges from 3-4 years most of the time. It is best to have some experience as a physical therapist's aide, or rehab aide, to gain experience in the field and also boost your application. This can be in a hospital setting or private practice. My recommendation would be to look into these positions and also look at what schools you want to apply for, so that you can tailor your experience based on the school's requirements for admission.

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Thank you for the help this is really very helpful Joshi R.

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Jean’s Answer

Hi Joshi! The previous answers from John and Sanober to your question are very comprehensive. I might add, to make yourself unique, you may consider looking into the nutritional side of health and fitness. If you had some whole food plant based (WFPB) nutrition knowledge for your patients, along with your physiotherapy knowledge and experience, you would be the most awesome healer a patient could ask for. This online course is an example certificate you could look for, which a lot of trendsetting nurses, doctors, and physiotherapists take:
Nutrition is a subject that is often overlooked in the health and wellness arena or is subject to old thinking or is full of misleading studies from the processed food industry. Patients needing physiotherapy can heal faster if they are also working on better nutrition for their healing, and most patients ask the question, "is there anything I can eat to feel better or help my healing?"
#wholefoodplantbased #wfpb #health #nutrition #woke

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Search YouTube for WFPB nutrition information