How long does it take to become a physical therapist?

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Students who wish to become physical therapists generally complete 3 to 4 years of undergraduate education, followed by 3 years of physical therapy school at the graduate level. This means that a total of 6 to 7 years of university-level education is required.

At the University of Indianapolis the degree awarded on completion of the Professional PT program is the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Students who desire a shorter route into the field should consider physical therapist assistant programs, which require only 2 years of undergraduate education.

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