Physical Therapy

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Students on campus
What can I do with this major?

Area

Employers

Strategies

Physical Therapy Assistant

Provides physical therapy services under the supervision of a physical therapist, including patient care and preparation, preparing treatment and equipment areas, treatment and modification of patient programs

Hospitals,

Offices of physical therapists and/or physicians,

Nursing care facilities,

Home health care service

Complete coursework at an accredited university Complete licensing examination in the state you wish to practice in

Physician Assistant

At least a two year program, however, some states may require up to a Master's level degree Work under the direct supervision of physicians and surgeons

Hospitals, 

Office-based settings, Academic medical centers, Public and/or private clinics, Prisons

May obtain a Master's degree Obtain supervised clinical training Complete education through an accredited program and to pass a national exam to obtain licensure To remain certified, must complete 100 hours of continuing medical education every 2 years, and every 6 years a recertification examination or alternative program must be successfully completed

Links

The American Physical Therapy Association

American Academy of Physician Assistants Information Center

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

http://www.sah.siu.edu/undergraduate/physical-therapist-assistant/index.php