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Physical Thereapy

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Physical Therapy
Job Description: Physical Therapists (PTs) care for all ages who have restricted movement or ability to complete daily tasks
Job Description continued
-Diagnose the problem, create a plan
-Restore optimal physical capabilities
-Prevent physical digression


Physical Therapy
-Physical Therapy spreads out into different fields
- rehabilitation
- prevention
- health maintenance
- health promotion
- wellness and fitness
Working Conditions
- Covered by:
-federal insurance
-state insurance
-private insurance
Working Conditions
Where?
-hospitals
-outpatient clinics
-private offices
-home health agencies
-schools
-sports and fitness facilities
-work settings
-skilled nursing facilities
Working Conditions
When?
-Weekdays
-Evenings
-Weekends

-Often work a 40 hour week
Working Conditions
-Can be physically demanding
-Stoop
-Kneel
-Lift
-Crouch
-Stand for long periods of time
-Move heavy equipment
-Assist patients
Salary
-Starting salary differentiates amongst the specific fields of Physical Therapy as some can start at $55K while others can start at $65K
-The median pay is around $80K
- A PTs salary can go up to around $90K

GOAL!
Physical Thereapy
The road to get there
"Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience."
School
High School:
-Biology
-Chemistry
-Physics
-Algebra
-Geometry
-Trigonometry
School
College
-Anatomy
-Physiology
-Chemistry
-Psychology
-Physics

-Sports science and biopsychology bachelor's programs both include these courses
School
Graduate Degree
-Biomechanics
-Anatomy
-Physiology
-Neuroscience
-Pharmacology
Out of School
-Being a PT requires more than just passing your classes
-Other important qualities include:
-Dexterity
-Patience
-Optimism
-Compassion
-Attention to detail
-Stamina/Physical strength

ATSU

Arizona School of Health Sciences


-Contact: admisions@atsu.edu
-Website: www.atsu.edu
-Required courses:
•Biology/Anatomy
•Biology/Zoology
•General Chemistry
•Physics
•Statistics
• Psychology
• Exercise Physiology

ATSU
Arizona School of Health Sciences

Requirements
Pre-requisite courses
•Biology/Anatomy
•Biology/Zoology
•General Chemistry
•Physics
•Statistics
• Psychology
• Exercise Physiology
All maintained with an average of a 2.8 GPA

-Enrolls 62 for each cycle
-Secondary Application fee $70
-Tuition: $31,306/year
-Educational supply fee: $1,050/year

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