Greetings for all ,, Iam struggling understanding the education system not that Iam ctritisizing or anything but the fact Iam forienger recently became US Resident , I volunteered in medical center and I really kind of liked what I was doing , I was thinking in becomming radioligic Tech but after I did my research I found it not suitable for me , now I am trying to get info on becomming PT but for some reasones it ' ll be hard for me to handle study four years then do another two years for the Master PT total of 6 years just to start and Iam now in my late thirties and I have responsibilties , so I thought to become PTA first then upgrade to PT later on , do I have to start studying form high school to get the pre reqsites ? I already did that back in my country home and I had also assoiciate degree in computer programming . according to the Bearue OF Labor Statistics Only master?s degree and doctoral degree programs are accredited,what DOSE THAT MEAN FOR THE PTA'S ! AFTER study to become PTA do I have to start all over again to be a PT ? how may years I have to study to become PTA and how many years to become PT is there a bachelor degree for PT or just only master and doctoral degree !!!, how many years to bridge from PTA to PT is it another two years or is it another four years so one would obtain the master !
Thanx for taking time in reading the post and replying to it god bless
< Message edited by sam929 -- March 21, 2008 9:52:38 PM >
Joined: April 13, 2006
PTA school is an associates degree. Therefore, it would seem you would just have to meet the general requirements for AA degress to get in (High school diploma, maybe SAT's or ACT's). I'm assuming there are other requirements for foreing students, but that would be there for any college program.
As far as I know there are no "bridge" programs for PTA to PT. So, if you get your PTA degree, you'd still need to get the prerequisites for PT school and complete all 3 years to get you PT degree.