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Physical Therapy Specialist

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Physical Therapy Specialist - 68F

  • Active/Reserve:Both
  • Officer/Enlisted:Enlisted
  • Restrictions:None


The physical therapy specialist, under the direction of a physical therapist and following medical referral, supervises or administers physical therapy to decrease physical disabilities and promotes physical fitness of patients.

Job Duties

  • Patient care
  • Administers physical therapy treatment
  • Promote physical fitness
  • Instruct personnel in the prevention of injuries
  • Preparing reports
  • Requirements

  • Not Applicable
  • Training

    Job training for a practical nursing specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 28 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, TX.Skills you'll learn:

  • Patient care
  • Working on a medical team
  • Assisting in rehabilitation physical training
  • Helpful Skills

  • Willingness to help and care for others
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work under stressful conditions
  • Interest in biology, general science and algebra
  • Attention to detail

    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.

  • Skilled Technical (ST) : 101, General Technical (GT) : 107
  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes: housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

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