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Overview for Physical Therapy/Therapist

A program that prepares individuals to alleviate physical and functional impairments and limitations caused by injury or disease through the design and implementation of therapeutic interventions to promote fitness and health. Includes instruction in functional anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, neuroscience, pathological physiology, analysis of dysfunction, movement dynamics, physical growth process, management of musculoskeletal disorders, clinical evaluation and measurement, client assessment and supervision, care plan development and documentation, physical therapy modalities, rehabilitation psychology, physical therapy administration, and professional standards and ethics.

Careers for Physical Therapy/Therapist Majors

A major in Physical Therapy/Therapist is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Physical Therapy/Therapist

Top 28 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Physical Therapy/Therapist among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
Saint Francis University
Loretto, PA
 27
(8.2%)
Less Selective$25,554 
 SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY
 14
(7.4%)
 - 
The University of Findlay
Findlay, OH
 26
(4.8%)
Less Selective$25,774 
Online Degree Programs
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Bellarmine University
Louisville, KY
 21
(4.6%)
Moderately Selective$28,900 
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
 61
(4.6%)
Less Selective$32,060 
Howard University
Washington, DC
 62
(4.4%)
Moderately Selective$16,075 
Simmons College
Boston, MA
 16
(3.3%)
Moderately Selective$31,450 
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Oklahoma Baptist University
Shawnee, OK
 8
(3.1%)
Moderately Selective$17,562 
Northeastern University
Boston, MA
 86
(2.6%)
Highly Selective$35,362 
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA
 28
(2.4%)
Less Selective$26,468 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.