I found a video this morning of a puppy born with leg problems who couldn’t sit, stand or walk. With physical therapy, he is now able to run! Sometimes it’s nice to remember that humans aren’t the only creatures in need of PT.

Hi, I’ll be a high school senior this fall and I’m interested in PT as a career. However, I’m worried about how good my chances are. In college do I endure a PT program? Do I go to the school’s College of Health or something similar? What am I supposed to do? Also, is it competitive to get into PT programs? Throughout high school I’ve taken honors and AP classes always getting A’s but my ACT was a 25 (im hoping to raise it this fall) What are my chances? Thanks!

Hi, PT is competitive, but definitely not impossible if it is something you really want to do. You also have nothing to worry about yet, since you haven’t even started college. I’m a little confused by what you’re asking about enduring a PT program in college since you can’t get a PT degree as an… Continue reading Hi, I’ll be a high school senior this fall and I’m interested in PT as a career. However, I’m worried about how good my chances are. In college do I endure a PT program? Do I go to the school’s College of Health or something similar? What am I supposed to do? Also, is it competitive to get into PT programs? Throughout high school I’ve taken honors and AP classes always getting A’s but my ACT was a 25 (im hoping to raise it this fall) What are my chances? Thanks!

3.8 GPA/ 200+ observation hours /Collegiate All American swimmer. When should I e-submit my PTCAS? I am going to be a senior, what term should I be applying for? FALL 2014

Your stats sound, good, but they shouldn’t really affect when you apply. You can’t apply for fall 2014 unless you’ve taken the GRE (or plan on taking it this fall), written a good essay, gotten recommendation letters, and finished all or most of your pre-requisite courses. If you have met these and other requirements, then… Continue reading 3.8 GPA/ 200+ observation hours /Collegiate All American swimmer. When should I e-submit my PTCAS? I am going to be a senior, what term should I be applying for? FALL 2014

Hi Jasmine! I’m entering my junior year and I’m starting to collect stuff for the DPT application process (mainly right now deciding on schools and getting more info) how did you choose a DPT school? What were some of your picks? Any advice on choosing one?

I actually wrote a blog post all about this! Deciding where to apply to school, and then where to enroll is a complicated and personal process, but hopefully this post will help. Let me know if you still have any questions!

I apologize in advance if you’ve answered this question already. What are your goals after you graduate? I’m trying to gain some more insight between starting my own clinic as opposed to working for an organization.

Although I’m not exactly sure what I want to do when I graduate, I have some general ideas. I’d like to specialize in ortho, so to start I’ll consider whether a residency would be helpful, or if not, I’d like to work in either a private clinic or the outpatient department of a hospital. One… Continue reading I apologize in advance if you’ve answered this question already. What are your goals after you graduate? I’m trying to gain some more insight between starting my own clinic as opposed to working for an organization.

What did you take in undergrad? Also did you do a masters? I haven’t found any DPT programs in Canada :( What is the difference with masters/doctorate for PT?

As an undergrad, I majored in psychology and minored in communication, while planning to be a journalist. I changed career paths after graduating and spent a year taking science pre-requisite courses while applying to DPT programs. I did not do a master’s and they have pretty much been phased out in America. The doctorate is… Continue reading What did you take in undergrad? Also did you do a masters? I haven’t found any DPT programs in Canada 😦 What is the difference with masters/doctorate for PT?

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