What Can You Do With A Major In Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is an art and science, which contributes to the promotion of health and prevention of disease through understanding of body movement. It has often been called "the cornerstone of rehabilitation," because the long trip back from injury or disease begins with physical therapy. Physical therapy is the prevention, correction and alleviation of the effects of disease and injury.


Related job titles include

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Occupational Therapists
Speech Language Pathologist
Physical Therapist
Student Supervision
Physical Therapist Administrator


Typical Employers/Work Settings 

Medical Centers
Home Health Care
Nursing Homes
Rehab Hospitals
Private Practice

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 Beginning Salary Range: 

From the Spring 2008 NACE Salary Survey (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Entry Level with a Master's Degree $66,000

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 Link To UNF Academic program  

 The Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy. 



Links to Professional Associations 

American Physical Therapy Association
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
Florida Physical Therapy Association  

Physical Therapy "The Web Space"  




Holland Codes 

Physical Therapy- Social; Investigative; Enterprising (SIE)


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