Physical Therapist Career Path

Job description and requirements

Job description

A Physical Therapist's responsibilities:


- be organized and participate in rehabilitative programs

- prevent or decrease any injury or disease that a patient is suffering

Schooling requirements

A Physical Therapist's schooling:


- high school graduate

- receive a graduates degree from an accredited Physical Therapist program

- receive either Doctor's or Master's degree in Physical Therapy

Further education

Further education programs:

- A clinical residency is a planned program of postprofessional clinical and didactic education for Physical Therapists that is designed to significantly advance the Physical Therapist resident's preparation as a provider of patient care services in a defined area of clinical practice

- A clinical fellowship is a planned program of postprofessional clinical and didactic education for Physical Therapists who demonstrate clinical expertise, prior to commencing the program, in a learning experience in an area of clinical practice related to the practice focus of the fellowship. (Fellows are frequently post-residency prepared or board-certified specialists.)