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Florida Physical Therapist Assistant

The state of Florida has one of the oldest average populations in the United States. That is why the physical therapy field is so busy throughout the state. A physical therapist assistant is trained to help people regain their mobility and be able to help themselves again. If you want to get involved in this growing field, then consider becoming a physical therapist assistant and start helping others to recover from injuries, surgeries, or debilitating illnesses.

Educational Requirements

A physical therapist assistant must have either an associate in science or an associate in applied science degree in physical therapy from an accredited two or four-year school. Both of these degrees are typically take two years to complete.

The primary subjects taught include:
  • Basic principles of physical therapy
  • Functional anatomy
  • Introduction to caring for therapy patients
  • Clinical procedures
Along with a two-year degree from an accredited school, you must also be certified in CPR and have basic first aid training. The associate degree and other certifications are required before you can take the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy licensing exams. You cannot practice physical therapy in any form in the state of Florida without being certified and licensed.

In order to maintain your licensing, you will need to put in 24 continuous hours of education pertaining to your field. Without the ongoing physical therapy training, you will be unable to retain your license.

Employment Opportunities

A physical therapy assistant in the state of Florida can find work in facilities such as:
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Employment training facilities
  • Health and fitness centers
  • Sports training centers
Your career could also take you into collegiate or professional sports programs, into firefighter training facilities, or as part of a large physical therapy practice. With the right training and experience, you could take part in this rapidly growing field and enjoy a lucrative and stable career.

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