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How do I become a physical therapist?
Professional entry-level physical therapist education programs are offered at two degree levels: doctoral and master's. Doctor of physical therapy (DPT) programs and master’s degree (MPT, MSPT, MS) both require students to enter with an undergraduate degree and complete required prerequisite course work. Students are in the program for three years. PT programs require courses such as anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics, statistics, psychology and general biology. Other courses that may be required include English, social science, humanities, computers, medical terminology, exercise physiology, human development, kinesiology, organic chemistry, research methods, cell biology and pathology.
Which schools offer doctor of physical therapy programs?
University of St. Augustine in San Diego, Chapman University in Orange County and Loma Linda University offer programs.
Which schools offer master's physical therapy programs?
California State University Long Beach and California State University Northridge offer programs.
How do I become an occupational therapist?
Professional entry-level occupational therapist education programs are offered at two degree levels: doctorate and master's. One must earn a master's degree or a more advanced degree in occupational therapy to work as an occupational therapist. In the United States, occupational therapists must be licensed in order to practice. To obtain a license, applicants must graduate from an accredited educational program and pass a national certification examination.
Which school offers an occupational therapy program?
Loma Linda University offers a program.
Are there any scholarships available?
To learn about financial assistance, visit scholarships for school and training programs.