Continuing education for physical therapists

Published on June 28th, 2013 | by admin

PTs and PTAs Remember to Complete Continuing Education Hours!

Physical therapy continuing education classes

What is so important about physical therapy continuing education classes? Many states require that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants be licensed and take these classes over a certain period of time every so often. As physical therapists do not have all the time in the world to take extra classes, it is of great convenience that these physical therapy continuing education requirements are available online.

Physical therapists are known to move around a lot, it is in their nature. Physical therapy is, after all, about repairing movement damage and disabilities. Whether clients come to the therapist, the therapist makes house calls, a the sessions take place at a different location all together, they all live busy lives. It can be hard to set a specific time to go to a class if clients and hours are changing all the time. Therapists only make 76,000 dollars per year on average, so wasting time is not one of the things they do. Ideally, internet classes provide a way to be able to put off the continuing education physical therapy courses for an hour or two while taking care of a client and patient.

For New York State, there is 36 hours of required continuing education physical therapy hours to be taken every three years during a registration period. Again, that applies to both therapists and assistants. The hours can be completed whenever, but sometimes it is more manageable when the hours are done in small sets of designated times. One way is to do 6 hours in one month every six months. This way, the courses are not spread out too thin.

Many times, a seminar style class will be done over a weekend. These classes have a lot of hours that come with them, but a couple days would have to be taken off work. Refernce materials: rehabeducation.com


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18 Responses to PTs and PTAs Remember to Complete Continuing Education Hours!

  1. Emma Porter says:

    I need to start taking classes because my registration period will be over in the next 12 months! Hopefully I can get the full amount of hours in!

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