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How long does it take to become a physical therapist, or an athletic trainer?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: PT

The answer depends on the level of education you decide to complete, and whether you plan on specializing in a particular type of physical therapy.
For example, someone who decides to complete general studies in physical therapy and obtain a master's degree and then become licensed will need fewer years of educational training than someone who decides to get their license after a doctorate degree.

In brief: PT

The answer depends on the level of education you decide to complete, and whether you plan on specializing in a particular type of physical therapy.
For example, someone who decides to complete general studies in physical therapy and obtain a master's degree and then become licensed will need fewer years of educational training than someone who decides to get their license after a doctorate degree.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Depends on the state

In most states you need a bachelors degree to get admitted into pt school.
It is then three years of pt school. Athletic trainer has a bachelors degree and then two additional years.

In brief: Depends on the state

In most states you need a bachelors degree to get admitted into pt school.
It is then three years of pt school. Athletic trainer has a bachelors degree and then two additional years.
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