Can you earn your Doctorate’s Degree in Physical Therapy if you are already a licensed PTA?

By | October 13, 2015

Or are there additional steps? Because from what I’ve learn a PTA only requires an A.S Degree. I am a little confused with the vast amount of information I found online and just need some clarification.

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3 thoughts on “Can you earn your Doctorate’s Degree in Physical Therapy if you are already a licensed PTA?

  1. ownpool

    Yes, but you will first need to earn a bachelor’s degree. Many of the PTA A.S. credits will not transfer to the bachelor’s degree program.

  2. Anov

    I think there are lot of information of it on line. You go on line to be confirmed about your subject as you have mentioned above.

  3. mistify

    A PTA can always go back to school to become a PT, like any other person. However, being a PTA first does not serve as a stepping stone to the PT degree. One would first have to go back and earn a BS degree, starting with general education, prerequisite and major-specific course work. Once in the PT program, a PTA might be able to clep out of a couple classes, but in reality won’t graduate any faster than their non-PTA peers. In short, PTA’s should not expect to get through PT school and the undergraduate course work any significantly faster than any other student.

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