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PT Guest Speaker

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PT Guest Speaker KINS 2010

GPA 3.8
Kinesiology 2010
Dr Schmidt

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The Physical Therapy Guest Speaker Lecture
Kinesiology 2010
Dr Schmidt
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Date Created: 12/07/15
Doctor Of Physical Therapy Brenau University Dr Tracy Wright What It means to be a PT quot It means making a difference in peoples lives everyday In my work I am able to witness the incredible ability of the human body to heal One of the aspects I enjoy most is the many roles of a PT including being a healthcare professional healer motivator coach and caregiverquot Overview PT careers PT education PT Admissions Process s PT a right career for you Physical Therapists are Movement experts Physical Therapists are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages with medical problems or other healthrelated conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily life Role of PT in health care Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and function abilities Restore maintain and promote optimal Physica function Could be injuryheaing Coud come to PT s wanting to prevent injury ex Typist Weness and Fitness and Exercise Phys specialty options Quality of life as it relates to movement and health Prevent the onset symptoms and progression of impairments functional limitations and disabilities that may result from diseases disorder conditions or injuries Where Do physical therapists work Acute care Extended care facility Ex Nursing home Home Health Hospice Industrial and Workplace environments Local state and Federal Governments Outpatient clinic Rehab hospital ex shepherd Research Center School Wellness Prevention Sports and Fitness Centers Pediatrics Can transition settings if you want to work in different places Examples of Conditions treated by physical therapists Arthritis Back pain Balance Burns Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Developmental Delays Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Dislocations Fractures Hand lnjuries Headaches lnconUnence Lymphedema Osteoporosis Pelvic Pain Sport injuries Stroke Traumatic Brian lnjury TBI Core Values of Physical Therapists Critical Elements of Professionalism for Physical Therapists Accountability Altruism CompassionCaring ExceHence ntegrity Professional Duty Licensed Laws Professional attire Social Responsibility Video Kids School system everything is a game Outpatient Hospitals Army guys with amputees High job Satisfaction CNNmoneycom gave PT a grade of quotA for personal satisfactionquot as a quality of life indicator in 2012 Forbes ranked PT as one of the 10 happiest jobs in 2011 PT have one of the highest job satisfaction levels 78 very satis ed with their chose career 2007 National Opinion Research Center Report Job Outlook PT employment Expected to Grow by 39 through 2020 US Bureau of Labor statistics 2013 198600 current employment 276000 projected employment by 2020 Best Jobs in America US News and World Report 2013 2012 and 2009 Fastest Growing Jobs CNNmoneycom 20122010 Highest growth expected in rural areas and geriatrics Don t have to be in one location needed all over Benefits of Physical Therapist Career Make a difference Be a Movement Expert Enjoy Job Security Love yourjob Choose your location Be an Entrepreneur Physical Therapist Degree Doctor Of Physical Therapy DPT program To practice as a PT in the US you must Earn a DPT degree from a program accredited by the commission of Accreditation in PT education CAPTE and Pass a state licensure exam All programs 3 years pass an exam Classroom 80 internship period 20 PT education Length of Program Typicay 3 years following 34 years of undergraduate study or degree Time in Classroom and Lab Approximately 80 of the program Time in clinical education Approximately 20 of the program Final Clinical Experience 275 weeks on average Primary content areas in PT curriculum biologyanatomy cellular histology physiology exercise physiology biomechanics kinesiology neuroscience pharmacology pathology behavioral sciences communication ethicsvalues management sciences nance sociology clinical reasoning evidencebased practice cardiovascular and pulmonary endocrine and metabolic musculoskeletal Brenau Gainesville New Try and get in clinic faster experiential learning Cadevour Teaching philosophywe believe in integrated experiential learning environment Early immersion in the clinic Course Prereqs Chemistry and II with labs Physics and II with labs PsychologyGeneral Psychology and one additional psychology course Statistics Biologyone of the following sequences Two semesters of General Biology with labs AND one semester of Human Physiology One semester of General Biology with lab AND two semesters of Human Anatomy amp Physiology with labs One semester of General Biology with lab AND one semester of Anatomy with lab AND one semester of Human Physiology with lab Must have a bachelors degree Minimum GPA DPT programs often have minimum GPA requirements Applicants who only meet the minimum GPA may not be competitive Average GPA for Accepted PTCAS Applicants in 2013 Average GPAs of accepted applicants are often much higher Overall Undergraduate GPA 354 Combined Science and Math GPA 340 Core PT Prerequisite GPA 350 PT observation experience PT observation requirements vary by program Most require 50 hours range from 0 to 200 More than one setting may be required Determine if hours must be veri ed by a licensed physical therapist Keep track of hours and contact information for the physical therapist Begin search for PT experiences 1 to 3 years before you apply Explore opportunities at clinics hospitals nursing homes and other settings APTA cannot assist you in your search efforts Graduate Record examination Most PT programs require applicants to take the GRE Programs may set minimum scores and last acceptable test dates Use the correct GRE code for EVERY PT program you select PTCAS GRE code for DPT program may differ from university code References Also known as letters of recommendation and evaluations Reference requirements vary by institution Most programs require 23 references References are often required from a Physical therapist Professor in major or a science professor Pitfalls to avoid Errors of any kind on your application Typos or grammatical mistakes in your application Late applications or materials Unprofessional behavior in prePT observation experiences Unprofessional dress or behavior during interview Applying without researching program s admission requirements Applying without most course prerequisites completed Failing to check email regularly during admissions process s a physical therapy career right for you Are you interested in how the human body works and moves Do you want to interact directly with patients Are you interested in a handson career Are you an effective communicator Do you have good interpersonal skills Can you motivate people Do you excel in science


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