Learn more about the physical therapy profession.
Physical therapists are primary healthcare professionals who combine knowledge of how the body works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to restore, maintain and maximize a patient's strength, function and movement. They help people recover mobility after injury, surgery or stroke; enable elderly people to maintain their independence; and assist people with chronic conditions, such as cancer or multiple sclerosis, to improve their fitness and quality of life.
Individuals who wish to apply for a graduate program in Physical Therapy must first complete a four-year bachelor program (120 credits). They can then pursue a two-year (or equivalent) Master’s degree program in physical therapy.