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Do you need a Master's Degree to become a physical therapist?

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Whitney Matthews on August 29, 2018

Individuals to pursue a career as a physical therapist usually need a master's degree from an accredited physical therapy program and a State license, requiring passing scores in the national and State exams. . The education and training. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, there were 209 accredited physical therapist education programs in 2007. Of the accredited programs, 43 offered master's degrees and 166 offered doctoral studies. Only master's and doctorate degree programs are accredited, in accordance with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. In the future, a doctoral degree might be the required entry-level degree. Master's programs usually last 2 years, and doctoral degree programs last 3 years.


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