Master of Physiotherapy in USA

Master of Physiotherapy in USA

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Karuna KarkiWed Nov 17 2021

Physiotherapy is one of the most lucrative careers in the healthcare industry in the USA. For aspirants who have always dreamt of taking care of people, Master of Physiotherapy in  USA is one of the most suitable courses. 

This degree prepares you into someone who can take care of people inflicted by pain, disability, injury and so on. 

To be a physiotherapist in the USA, you need to complete a physiotherapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). This degree is generally 2 years long and has a number of specializations such as-

  • Paediatrics Physiotherapy
  • Obstetrics Physiotherapy
  • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Neurology Physiotherapy
  • Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
  • Geriatrics Physiotherapy
  • Post Operative Physiotherapy
  • Cardiovascular Physiotherapy

If you want to know more about the different attributes of studying masters in physiotherapy in the USA, you might wanna keep reading.

Why study this course in USA? 

  • The US boasts the highest number of universities offering Master of Physical Therapy or Master of Physiotherapy in the world. It is also the one to house the highest number of best universities for physiotherapy courses. 
  • This program (by top universities) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). 
  • Physiotherapy is one of the most lucrative careers in USA i.e. salary ranges from USD 48,000 to over 115,000 and more per year. 

Top Universities for Master of Physiotherapy in USA

According to US News and World Report, these are the best universities in USA for physiotherapy or physical therapy: 

Ranking

University

Location

1

University of Delaware

Newark,DE

1

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

1

Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

4

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

4

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

4

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

7

Duke University

Durham, NC

8

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

9

Creighton University

Omaha, NE

9

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Boston, MA

9

Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

Tuition fees for Master of Physiotherapy in USA for International Students

The cost of studying for a Master of Physiotherapy for international students in USA ranges from USD 20,000 to USD 60,000 for most of the universities. 

University

Approximate Annual Tuition fees 

Ohio State University

37,140

Cleveland State University

17,983

Emory University

45,734

Duke University

59,140

Northwestern University

58,000

University of Delaware

35,430

University of Pittsburgh

40,824

University of Southern California

50,378

University of South Alabama

18,000

New York Institute of Technology

26,986

Entry Requirements for Master of Physiotherapy in USA

University of South Alabama

  • Course Name: Master of Science in Physical Therapy
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: A minimum of 7.5
    • TOEFL: A minimum of 100
  • Application fees: USD 75
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Other Requirements:
    • Official transcripts from every college and university attended. 
    • GRE Scores
    • Online Interviews
    • Minimum 50 hours of observation or work experience under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.
    • SOP
    • 2 LOR 

New York Institute of Technology

  • Course name: Occupational Therapy, MS
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: A minimum of 7.5
    • TOEFL: A minimum of 100
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants need to bring a minimum of B- or more in maths and all other science courses and a minimum of C+ in all other pre-requisite courses. 
  • Other Requirements:
    • Official transcripts from every college and university attended. 
    • Personal Interview
    • Essay/ personal statement
    • 3 LOR 

University of Delaware

  • Course Name: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • English Test Scores: 
    • TOEFL PBT: 600
    • TOEFL: A minimum of 100
      • Reading: 26
      • Writing: 24
      • Listening: 22
      • Speaking: 26
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass bachelor degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 3.75 GPA (Average GRE scores: 74th percentile (Verbal); 63rd percentile (Math))
  • Other Requirements:
    • Official transcripts from every college and university attended. 
    • GRE Scores
    • Online Interviews
    • SOP
    • 3 LOR 

University of Pittsburgh

  • Course name: Master physical Therapy
  • English Test Scores: 
    • TOEFL: A minimum of 100
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Other Requirements:
    • Official transcripts from every college and university attended. 
    • GRE Scores
    • 3 LOR 
    • SOP

Cleveland State University

  • Course Name: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • English Test Scores: 
    • TOEFL: A minimum of 100
  • Application fees: USD 40
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale from an accredited institution.
  • Other Requirements:
    • Official transcripts from every college and university attended. 
    • GRE Scores
    • Essay/ personal statement
    • 3 LOR 

Ohio State University

  • Course name: Master of Respiratory Therapy, Advanced Practice
  • English Test Scores: 
    • TOEFL: A minimum of 82
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Other Requirements:
    • Official transcripts from every college and university attended. 
    • NBRC verification letter
    • 3 LOR 
    • Personal Statement
    • At least one year of experience in one of 
      • Adult critical/emergent care
      • Paediatrics critical care
      • Neonatal critical care
      • Paediatrics
      • Primary respiratory care
      • Neuromuscular respiratory care
      • Sleep disorders

University of Cincinnati 

  • Course Name: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • English Test Scores: 
    • TOEFL PBT: A minimum of 520
    • TOEFL CBT: A minimum of 190
  • Application fees: USD 100
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale from an accredited institution.
  • The acceptance rate of University of Cincinnati: 76% (could be higher or lower for some programs)
  • Other Requirements:
    • Official transcripts from every college and university attended. 
    • GRE Scores
    • Essay/ personal statement
    • 3 LOR (At least 1 from PT)
    • Minimum of 50 hours of observation (minimum 25 inpatients, 25 elsewhere)

Northwestern University

  • Course Name: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Program Duration: 2
  • English Test Scores: 
    • TOEFL PBT: A minimum of 600
    • TOEFL IBT: A minimum of 100
  • Application fees: USD 75
  • Average Acceptance Rate: 9.1%
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale from an accredited institution.
  • The acceptance rate of University of Cincinnati: 76% (could be higher or lower for some programs)
  • Other Requirements:
    • Official transcripts from every college and university attended. 
    • GRE Scores (Not required 2021-2022 admission cycle). 
    • PTCAS Essay and 2 Northwestern essays
    • 1 letter of reference from a Physical Therapist or at least 3 strong letters of reference. 

Scope and Career Opportunities

After completing a master degree in Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy, you can work as: 

  • Consultant Physiotherapist in Multi-specialty Hospitals, Health Care Centers, NGOs
  • Corporate Physiotherapist in MNCs
  • Health Care Physiotherapy Instructor in Modern Gymnasiums
  • Ergonomic Care Advisor
  • Physiotherapist in Special Schools for Physically Challenged Children
  • Physiotherapist in Old Age Residential Homes
  • Sports Physiotherapists along with Sports Associations, Sports Team, individually hired physiotherapists by elite athletes
  • Entrepreneurs in Rehabilitation Centers/ Organizations
  • Private Practitioners running Private Physiotherapy Practice
  • Lecturer
  • Clinical Researcher

These are the areas where physiotherapists can expect to find career opportunities. 

  • Home Health/Hospice Careers
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Professional Sports Teams
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Research Centers
  • Schools/Sports Teams
  • Sports and Fitness Training

Job Title

Range

Average

Physical Therapist (PT)

$70k - $107k

$86,462

Rehabilitation Director

$81k - $120k

$98,777

Physical Therapy Director

$77k - $120k

$94,830

Physical Therapy Manager

$71k - $118k

$94,137

Director of Operations

$74k - $184k

$118,740

Physical Therapist Director

$79k - $126k

$97,784

Rehabilitation Manager

$76k - $130k

$107,347

Licensed Physical Therapist

$65K- $114K

$84,579



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