Best Physical Therapy/Therapist colleges in New Jersey 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 New Jersey for 2021

Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ

Seton Hall University offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 71 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 71 Doctoral degrees.

Kean University
Union, NJ

Kean University offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 22 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 22 Doctoral degrees.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 64 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 64 Doctoral degrees.

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Stockton University
Galloway, NJ

Stockton University offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 30 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 30 Doctoral degrees.

List of all Physical Therapy/Therapist colleges in New Jersey

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
5/5
21 : 1 10,219
Kean University Logo Kean University Union, NJ
3/5
40 : 1 14,309
Rutgers University-New Brunswick Logo Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
4/5
22 : 1 50,173
Rutgers University-Camden Logo Rutgers University-Camden Camden, NJ
4/5
23 : 1 7,233
Stockton University Logo Stockton University Galloway, NJ
3/5
28 : 1 9,934