Top Physical Therapy Schools in Massachusetts | MA Physical Therapy Colleges

As a physical therapist, you’ll help people who are ill or injured restore their quality of life by helping them once again achieve mobility. One of the fastest growing professions within the field of health care, physical therapy is ideal for someone with compassion as well as physical stamina and dexterity. To become a physical therapist, you must first complete a doctoral program (three years of study) beyond your bachelor’s degree. Read on to learn more about this process in the state of Massachusetts.

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Find Accredited Physical Therapy Schools in Massachusetts

Physical therapy doctorate programs must be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). CAPTE has a website where you can explore accredited physical therapy programs by both state and accreditation status.

Physical Therapy Certification in Massachusetts

physical therapy schools image1In Massachusetts, the physical therapy profession is regulated by the Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals, part of the Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR). This agency licenses physical therapists through a company called Professional Credential Services, Inc. (PCS). First, you must take and pass the national board examination for physical therapists, then fill out the Licensure Application for Physical Therapists and submit it to PCS. Your application for credentialing will take three to four weeks to process and the fee is $226.

Salaries for Physical Therapy Jobs in Massachusetts

Licensed physical therapists in the state of Massachusetts earn an average annual wage of $81,810 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a similar wage to the national average salary for this career. The Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner metropolitan area also has one of the highest concentrations of jobs for this profession in the nation, as does the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metropolitan area.

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List of Physical Therapy Programs in Massachusetts

American International College
Springfield, MA

Boston University
Boston, MA

MCPHS University
Worcester, MA

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Boston, MA

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Simmons College
Boston, MA

Springfield College
Springfield, MA

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, MA

Consider shadowing a physical therapy student at one of these accredited schools to determine whether a career in this field is right for you.

More Physical Therapy Schools in Massachusetts

American International CollegeSpringfield413.205.33201000 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109
Boston UniversityBoston(617) 353-2720635 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-1605
MGH Institute of Health ProfessionsBoston(617) 726-2947 (Main) / (617) 726-8009 Catherine Filene Shouse Building
Charlestown Navy Yard
36 1st Avenue
Boston, MA 02129-4557
Northeastern UniversityBoston(617) 373-31606 Robinson Hall, Rm 301C
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Simmons CollegeBoston617-521-2605300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5898
Springfield CollegeSpringfield(413) 748-3590 263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
University of Massachusetts LowellLowell978-934-45173 Solomont Way, Suite 5, Lowell, MA