If you’ve decided to become a physical therapist in the state of Maryland, you will need to find accredited schools that will help you gain the skills you need in this rewarding field. The American Physical Therapy Association of Maryland lists all accredited programs within the state both for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. You can visit their website to find a listing of all educational opportunities along with a chart detailing admissions criteria.
List of Elite Programs in Maryland
Physical Therapy Certification in Maryland
In order to become certified as a PT or PTA within Maryland, you will need to meet the licensure requirements set forth by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. This includes passing the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE). You will also need to sit for the Maryland Jurisprudence exam, an open book test, which you may do if you are a U.S. citizen and have your degree from an accredited institution. (There are different requirements if you are foreign born and educated.) You must receive a passing score of 90% or higher in order to qualify for your license. If you are transferring your PT credential from another state, you must still take and pass the Maryland exam and also transfer your scores on the NPTE to the Maryland Board.
Salaries for Physical Therapy Jobs in Maryland
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual mean salary for physical therapist assistants in Maryland is almost $54,000, almost exactly the national average. Actual PTs make an annual mean salary of just over $87,000. This places Maryland slightly higher than the national average for PT salaries.
List of Physical Therapy Programs in Maryland
The APTA of Maryland lists various programs for both PT and PTA training. These include programs at University of Maryland (Baltimore and Eastern Shore campuses), Allegany College of Maryland, Baltimore City Community College, Carroll Community College, the Chesapeake Area Consortium for Higher Education, and the Tacoma Park campus of Montgomery College. U.S. News and World Report ranked University of Maryland – Baltimore in the top 20 of physical therapy colleges in the country in their 2012 rankings.
More Physical Therapy Schools in Maryland
|PHYSICAL THERAPY SCHOOLS||CITY||PHONE NUMBER||ADDRESS||WEBSITE|
|University of Maryland - Baltimore||Baltimore||410.706.7720||Allied Health Building, Room 115|
100 Penn Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1082
|University of Maryland - Eastern Shore||Princess Anne||410-651-6301||Hazel Hall, Suite 2093|
Princess Anne, MD 21853