How to Become a Knowledgeable Physical Therapist

Written by Channel 8 Cleveland on January 15th, 2014. Posted in Continuing education for physical therapists, Physical therapist continuing education, Physical therapist education requirements

Physical therapy continuing education requirements

Did you know that physical therapists work together in order to provide treatment for patients? There are nearly 200,000 licensed physical therapists in the United States, and the median income for physical therapy careers is more than $76,000. But how do you become a physical therapist? Physical therapy is a rewarding career, and in order to experience it, you must meet two important physical therapy education requirements.

1. Get a degree. There are two main degrees you can choose from, which include a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree and Master of Physical Therapy Degree, and both degrees will prepare you for the PT license examination. In order to get either of these degrees, there are several courses you must take, such as biology, anatomy, pathology, pharmacology,