Best Physical Therapy/Therapist colleges in Alabama 2021

Physical therapists help people who have injuries or illnesses improve body movement and manage pain. They diagnose patients? dysfunctional movements by observing them stand or walk, use exercise and equipment to ease patients? pain, evaluate patients? progress, and set up therapy plans for patients. PTs usually work in private offices and clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. The 2010 median pay for physical therapists was $76,310, and the job outlook from 2010-2020 is 39 percent, which is must faster job growth than average.

Since the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) no longer accredits undergraduate degrees, PTs are required to earn a postgraduate professional degree from an accredited academic program. A student can either earn a Master of Physical Therapy or a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. In addition, all states require physical therapists be licensed.

Courses include anatomy, ethics, neuroscience, chemistry, orthopedics, biology, physiology, therapeutic applications, pharmacology, physical therapy modalities, and kinesiology. Students will learn how to plan, prepare, and carry out individual treatment programs; record data in a patient?s chart; and identify anticipated progress. Students should be prepared to undergo clinical rotations under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. These clinicals provide students with hands-on experience while practicing therapy procedures and diagnosing patients.

Best Physical Therapy/Therapist colleges in Alabama for 2021

University of Alabama at Birmingham offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 50 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 50 Doctoral degrees.

University of South Alabama offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 39 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 39 Doctoral degrees.

Samford University
Birmingham, AL

Samford University offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 33 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 33 Doctoral degrees.

List of all Physical Therapy/Therapist colleges in Alabama

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Alabama State University Logo Alabama State University Montgomery, AL
3/5
19 : 1 4,190
University of Alabama at Birmingham Logo University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
3/5
24 : 1 22,080
University of South Alabama Logo University of South Alabama Mobile, AL
3/5
25 : 1 14,397
Samford University Logo Samford University Birmingham, AL
5/5
15 : 1 5,692

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