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A Career In Physical Therapy In The United States

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Contrary to popular beliefs, Occupational and Physical Therapy are not the same thing. Indeed they are actually two very different majors. After comparing Texas State University, Texas Tech, and University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio based on my criteria of tuition cost, the strength of each program and distance from home, Texas State would be the best choice in helping me pursue a career in physical therapy. Even though other schools have great programs, Texas State fits me.
I have always been intrigued by PT ever since my mom and sister got into an accident and they had to go to therapy. “Physical Therapists are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages from newborns to the very eldest…”(Association). “Patient examinations in PT include… testing of muscle function, strength, …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Compares texas state university, texas tech, and university of texas health science center in san antonio based on tuition cost, strength of each program and distance from home.
  • Explains that pts are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages from newborns to the very eldest.
  • Explains that the department of physical therapy program at texas state is designed for students interested in seeking a professional degree in pt.
  • Compares texas state's department of physical therapy with the university of texas health science center in san antonio.
  • Explains that they have been doing the sports medicine program at their school for about 2 years and it is helping prepare them for college.

It is designed for students interested in seeking a professional degree in PT. “Our students first year includes courses in research pathology, physiology, anatomy, kinesiology, neuroscience and clinical foundations”(State). Some of the other PT courses that are required to take are clinical decision making I-IV, research in physical therapy, body systems, patient care skills and musculoskeletal (State). “Some programs admit college freshmen into 6 to 7 year programs that allow students to graduate with both a bachelor's degree and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy”(Bureau). “To find your best fit, the program sets you up with a mixture of clinical experiences to find the best fit for you”(State). “Physical Therapists may apply to and compete a clinical residency program after graduation. Residencies typically last about 1 year and provide additional training and experience in specialty areas of care”(Bureau). Over the past 20 years Texas State has had a 98% graduation rate and a 100% employment

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