Physical Therapy Scholarships

Written by Rylee Newton
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If you're thinking about pursuing a career in sports medicine or physical therapy, you need to earn a bachelor's degree from a college or university with an accredited program. Once you earn your degree, you need to pass a licensing exam. If you want to ensure admission to the best programs, it helps to volunteer or work in a clinic in your area.

Enrolling in the best possible program helps to increase your earning potential down the road. You can find a listing of the best physical therapy programs in the country by doing some research at your school career center or by checking out online resources for higher education. According to US News and World Report, the top three schools for graduate level study in the field of physical therapy are: the University of Southern California, Washington University in St. Louis, and University of Pittsburgh.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs at Your School

If you have been accepted to the college or university of your choice, it's time to find financial aid resources. You can earn scholarships and grants in the field of physical therapy. In addition, you may qualify for financial aid or low interest student loans. You can contact the Admissions Department at your school to find out more information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Most schools offer scholarship programs through their different departments. For example, the University of Las Vegas offers several scholarships for students enrolled in the physical therapy program through the School of Health and Human Services. Some of the scholarships available are: the Kitty Rodman Award of Excellence, the WICHE Rural Health Scholarship, the Mary Vern Bennett Scholarship, and the I & W Outstanding Achievement Award.


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