Why do I want to be a physical therapist?
I love being a Physical therapist because I can best use the gifts I have been to increase patients’ quality of life and function while glorifying God. I had always wanted to work in health care. Physical Therapy allows me to help others stay active, participating in the activities that they enjoy.
What GPA do you need for PT school?
Passing the prerequisite courses is not enough to make you competitive for PT school. The mean cumulative undergraduate GPA for accepted PTCAS applicants was 3.-18 and 3.59 the year before.
How many years of school is it to be a physical therapist?
Traditional DPT programs can range from 30-36 months. So in addition to the 4 years you spend completing an undergraduate degree, you’ll also spend about 3 years at a DPT program, totaling 7 years of college education to become a physical therapist. Yes, the process to become a physical therapist is long, but worth it.
What is the highest paid physical therapist?
The states and districts that pay Physical Therapists the highest mean salary are Nevada ($107,920), Alaska ($99,180), New Jersey ($97,770), New Mexico ($97,210), and California ($97,110).
Which is harder physical therapy or nursing?
It takes more education to become a physical therapist. PT students in the U.S. now must earn a doctoral degree, which takes about 7 years. So, it is much quicker to start a career as a nurse, which can be easier financially as well as academically if you do not plan to earn a higher degree.