Physical Therapy Career Outlook
A Look at Physical Therapy Jobs and Careers
It is estimated that 80+% of licensed physical therapists are practicing at the baccalaureate level. The time to get your Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is now!
AJ Fus: I am a physical therapist originally from New York and now living in Florida.
Sherri Stone: I have over eighteen years of physical therapy experience, partially PTA and partially physical therapy. I have a Master's in Physical Therapy.
AJ Fus: I chose the pptDPT Program at Utica College due to my familiarity with the program as a graduate of their entry level program. Also, there's the convenience of being online as well as the cost.
Sherri Stone: I chose the program because it was offered online and I had the right recommendations of a couple of my friends.
AJ Fus: The benefits of the residency were that it allowed us to learn about and become familiar with the online format, learn how to use the library; meet our classmates as well as meet some of the faculty.
Sherri Stone: The residency actually helped me start the program because we had a library internship. We got to see the college, we got to speak with a librarian, we saw the campus, and we actually had first-hand experience with the computer program. We got to also meet a lot of the instructors.
AJ Fus: What I liked most about the program was the diversity of the classmates. Being in class with individuals from around the country as well as from around the world and from all different backgrounds was really a benefit to helping learn from them.
Sherri Stone: What I like most about the program is that it is online. I can do it at my leisure and the times that they give for our assignments to be done are very reasonable. I'm one that needs to work at twelve o' clock at night because my children are sleeping. I have three very small boys and I do everything after they're in bed. You can do that with this program, and the teachers are so good at emailing you back when you have any kind of questions. Everybody is very helpful.
AJ Fus: What I liked most about the faculty is that they were very open and able to be approached through email, some through phone calls. They were quick with responses to any questions you had.
Sherri Stone: It was giving me exposure to areas I have never been exposed to before. I have never done any kind of radiology, I have not done any kind of pathophysiology or pharmacology, so it was actually really interesting to learn about it because most of our patients do have questions and now I feel I am much more prepared to answer those.
“By the year 2020, physical therapy will be provided by Physical Therapists who are Doctors of Physical Therapy, recognized by consumers and other health care professionals as the practitioners of choice to whom consumers have direct access for the diagnosis of, interventions for, and prevention of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities related to movement function and health.”
- APTA House of Delegates, June 2000
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