Physical Therapy Career Resources

Physical Therapist Job Description

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

Sample of reported job titles: Acute Care PT (Acute Care Physical Therapist), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Home Care Physical Therapist (Home Care PT), Inpatient Physical Therapist (Inpatient PT), Outpatient Physical Therapist (Outpatient PT), Pediatric Physical Therapist (Pediatric PT), Registered Physical Therapist (RPT), Therapist

Kim Hoang T., DPT Graduate ‘21

“West Coast University’s DPT program has helped me grow as a clinician. I hope to carry these foundations with me as I embark in my journey as physical therapist.”


-Kim Hoang T., DPT Graduate ‘21

“I am immensely grateful to the clinical instructors in the field, professors and staff at the WCU for their expertise and willingness to help me guide through the program and subsequently exploring career opportunities in the future.”


-Hrant K., DPT Graduate ‘19

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