Help. Need advice on Masters Degrees in Physical Therapy in the USA. And ?´s about my PT degree convalidation.?

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Asked at 2012-10-01 00:54:03
I'm about a third of the way through my studies in Costa Rica, to be a lawyer (do not know the exact translation) is a title that is after singles, but before masters. For example, our PT program for "bachelor" is 2.5 years, but can not work as a PT with a degree, as it is more "symbolic", you have to graduate with a degree to work as PT in clinics, hospitals, etc., it takes another 1.5 years. This is also due to "single" is mainly focused on theoretical topics such as anatomy, neuroanatomy, functional anatomy, kinesiology, sports physiology, biomechanics, physical agents, massage therapy, orthopedics and traumatology, medical conditions 1, 2, 3, etc. . While the "Bachelor" is to put all this into practice with songs like "Applied PT 1, 2, 3" "PT" "community PT applied to neurology", "PT assessment techniques." Making the total duration of the race to be 4 years. I do not know if you can understand. - See below -! MedlinePlus MedlinePlus In Costa Rica, after that you are a "licensed" which are basically like a "General" PT. Having knowledge in most fields including sports massage, neurology, geriatrics, pediatrics, hospitals, clinics, etc. However, if you want to "specialize" in everything that goes to the Master's degree, which is approx. 2 years. For example, if I would like to specialize in "Rehab Sports" or "Neurological Rehab," "cardiac rehabilitation" I aspire to study an extra two years and get my masters in that particular specialty. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I would like to specialize in another country such as the U.S. (I am a U.S. citizen who also make it easier), so I'd like to know what I do to pursue a master's there? MedlinePlus MedlinePlus What puzzles me though, is that I have spoken with many online PT, graduates from a U.S. university and everything seems confusing, so I do not really understand how I can with a foreign degree aspiring to obtain an MD in the U.S.. For example, some have told me that the curriculum is way different in degree / degree there, others have told me they have to go through a "pre med" first school, others have told me that there is no such thing as a "specialization" and that graduates of a Ph.D. and PT. So I'm pretty confused, because obviously things work differently. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I wonder. My "licensed" validate there, or not, due to differences in the programs? What should I do to have converted mine? Also you may be able to walk around with my degree from here and apply to "specialize" and get a master's degree in any particular field? What evidence must I do to be accepted into a university? MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I would also like to know what about. price ranges it cost to get a masters degree in PT in the U.S. by topic. I know community colleges are cheaper, community colleges are good colleges? MedlinePlus MedlinePlus This is the high school curriculum and degree in my university. It's in Spanish, but its understandable, however I will translate the best of my ability below. Please tell me if it is similar or drastically different in the U.S. program. or ... MedlinePlus MedlinePlus 1 block: anatomy, general biology, physics, comprehensive rehabilitation (introduction to PT) MedlinePlus 2: physiology, neuroanatomy, enfermery, general medicine MedlinePlus 3: general psychology, neurophysiology, functional anatomy, pathology MedlinePlus Medical 4: Medical Pathology 2, traumatology and orthopedics, exercise physiology, psychology applied MedlinePlus 5: psychiatry, ethics, sport and recreation, medical pathology MedlinePlus 3 6:. Kinesiology and Biomechanics, intervention methods in health, epidemiology, statistics and research methods MedlinePlus 7:. Biomechanical agents, physical agents, normal and abnormal neurological development, the activities of every day, and massage therapy MedlinePlus MedlinePlus --- This is 2.5 years and confer a degree --- MedlinePlus MedlinePlus 1: 1 evaluation techniques, electrotherapy, therapeutic exercise 1 applied PT 1 MedlinePlus 2: two evaluation techniques, one supervised practice, health intervention 2, applied PT 2 MedlinePlus 3: PT 3 applies, supervised practice 2, practice in a community, therapeutic exercises 2 MedlinePlus. 4: 3 supervised practice, practice in the community 2, applied PT 4, neuromuscular facilitation techniques, techniques propiosceptive MedlinePlus. MedlinePlus - This is 1.5 years, graduate degree, and gives you the ability to work in hospitals and clincs - MedlinePlus MedlinePlus What is this degree / equivalent program in the U.S.? "General PT", "PT assistant"? And it's good? Or they lack many things? MedlinePlus MedlinePlus THANKS.
Answer1^/^ (8) ^/^ -.- :P:D:S Answered at 2012-10-01 01:21:04
First, a master can not be achieved at a community college , a university only a dedicated PT program , and in the U.S. is a DPT ( doctorate in physical therapy ) . You do not get an MD or go to medical school (which is why , in paragraph 4 ) , which is completely different from physical therapy . However, PTs are individually authorized by the state , so you would have to contact the state and see if you qualify for a license. There must also be a professional organization PT ( google test here on replies PT ) and write to them all this up .
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