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.
List of Elite Programs in Massachusetts
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
In 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.
List of Physical Therapy Programs in Massachusetts
American International College
MGH Institute of Health Professions
University of Massachusetts Lowell
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
|PHYSICAL THERAPY SCHOOLS||CITY||PHONE NUMBER||ADDRESS||WEBSITE|
|American International College||Springfield||413.205.3320||1000 State Street|
Springfield, MA 01109
|Boston University||Boston||(617) 353-2720||635 Commonwealth Avenue|
Boston, MA 02215-1605
|MGH Institute of Health Professions||Boston||(617) 726-2947 (Main) / (617) 726-8009||Catherine Filene Shouse Building|
Charlestown Navy Yard
36 1st Avenue
Boston, MA 02129-4557
|Northeastern University||Boston||(617) 373-3160||6 Robinson Hall, Rm 301C|
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
|Simmons College||Boston||617-521-2605||300 The Fenway |
Boston, MA 02115-5898
|Springfield College||Springfield||(413) 748-3590||263 Alden Street|
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
|University of Massachusetts Lowell||Lowell||978-934-4517||3 Solomont Way, Suite 5, Lowell, MA 01854-5124||www.uml.edu|