ERIC Number: EJ718649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
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Physical Therapy--Hands-on Education, Hands-on Healing
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, v79 n4 p24-27 Apr 2004
Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are working to improve the quality of life for those with health problems--and career and technical education is working to improve the quality of their training. Training to become a physical therapist requires both an academic and a clinical education with courses in psychology, biology, physics, chemistry and English. The American Physical Therapy Association encourages students pursuing a career in physical therapy to enter the profession with a post baccalaureate degree and says that many colleges and universities are in the process of changing their physical therapy programs from a bachelor's degree to a post-baccalaureate degree. In this article, physical therapist assistant programs at Eastern Technical High School (Baltimore, Maryland) and Indian River Community College (Florida) are described.
Descriptors: Technical Education, Quality of Life, Physical Therapy, Career Education, High Schools, Community Colleges, Secondary Education, Allied Health Personnel, Career Development
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Headquarters, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-683-3111.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Florida; Maryland