Physical therapists are involved in examination, evaluation, and treatment, as well as health promotion, administration of programs, supervision of health care workers, teaching, consultation, and clinical research.
Employment prospects are excellent. In fact, U.S. News & World Report includes physical therapist among its 25 Best Careers of 2012.
Increasingly, the standard for entry-level physical therapists is a doctoral degree. Our graduates are ready to become autonomous practitioners, providing top-level care to any patient population in a wide range of settings.
Employment opportunities include positions in:
- rehabilitation centers and institutions
- private practice
- sports medicine centers
- schools and colleges
- nursing homes
- patient homes