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Physical Therapist - 65B
Physical therapists improve Soldier readiness by treating them in areas of physical fitness, physical training and injury prevention. As an officer in the Medical Specialist Corps, they play an important role in improving the overall quality of life for Soldiers and their families.
Provide the military community with neuro musculoskeletal evaluation, intervention and case management Conduct battlefield Unit Needs Assessments to determine unit mental health status and provide energy conservation assessmentsSupervise therapy technicians Serve as commander of companies, battalions, brigades and medical treatment facilities
Active Duty/Doctoral Program in Physical TherapyApplicants must have a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics, social sciences or statisticsMinimum overall GPA requirements of 3.25 on a 4.0 scaleMinimum cumulative score of 1000 on the GRE (or 297 on the new GRE scale)Minimum GRE verbal score of 450At least 100 volunteer observation hours in a physical therapy clinicBetween 21 and 40 years of ageU.S. citizenshipActive Duty/DirectBachelor's degree or higher from an accredited physical therapy programBetween 21 and 42 years of ageCurrent state license for physical therapyU.S. citizenshipArmy ReserveBachelor's degree or higher from an accredited physical therapy programBetween 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more information)Current state license for physical therapyPermanent U.S. residency
Job training for the Army Medical Specialist Corps will offer you the unique opportunity to teach, research and learn at various health education programs. You will work in U.S. Army medical centers, hospitals, clinics and field medical units to gain experience in a wide range of practice environments.
Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions Perform under stressApply critical technical and thinking skillsTremendous concentration
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.
Active DutyHealth Professional Specialty PayMay receive pay for continuing education, including master's degrees and doctorate programs30 days of paid vacation earned annuallyNoncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying serviceNocost or lowcost medical and dental care for you and your family
Army ReserveMay receive pay for continuing educationNoncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying serviceFlexible, portable retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401(k)
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