Become a Physical Therapist

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Become a Physical Therapist at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

With the power to treat injuries and optimize movement, physical therapists can improve function and quality of life for clients of all ages. Through collaborative and team-based experiences you will strengthen your ability to provide help to people at any stage of life, and with wide-ranging clinical opportunities and the most advanced technology available, you’ll gain hands-on experience with real patients, so you can begin your career with confidence.

Why choose Physical Therapy at MCPHS?

  • Hands-on from the Start: Physical therapy students begin working with members of the community during their first semester and progressively increase their time in clinic during the entire curriculum at MCPHS.
  • Flexible Options: If you already have your bachelor's degree, you can choose a full-time, three-year Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Alternatively, three exciting pathway options allows highly motivated students to earn a combined Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Physical Therapy in six years.
  • Value and Earning Power: MCPHS was ranked the #1 university in the U.S. for earning power and the #3 university for return on investment.* Plus, the median annual wage for physical therapists was $87,930 in May 2018, with the highest 10% earning $123,350.**
  • Increasing Demand: The demand for physical therapists is expected to grow at a much faster rate than many other occupations, with a potential 22% increase in jobs needed by 2028.**
  • Job Satisfaction: Physical Therapists rank #16 in the U.S. News’ list of the Best Health Care Jobs of 2019 and #20 in U.S. News’ list of the 100 Best Jobs of 2019.

* Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education; Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

** U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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