There are various entry routes to becoming a physiotherapist. Regardless of academic level, each route provides you with a high-quality learning experience and the knowledge and skills required to register and practice as a physiotherapist in the UK.
Physiotherapy is a recognised and respected medical profession. As a physiotherapist you will be responsible for helping people who are not physically able to do what they’d like to do get back to feeling their best. You will be making invaluable changes and improvements to someone’s quality of life, and constantly growing and learning in your practice, bringing benefits to both you and your patients.
How to get into physiotherapy?
To become a physiotherapist you will need to study physiotherapy at university and obtain a BSc or MSc degree in physiotherapy. This can take between 2-4 years depending on the type of degree you start and your previous qualifications. Most courses are full time, but there are now a few places where you can study part-time and complete your degree through the apprenticeship route, whilst earning money and working as a Physiotherapy Assistant or Technician while you learn.
Why study physiotherapy?
There is more to physiotherapy than massage and sport, and through studying physiotherapy at university you will learn about the different elements of what it takes to be a physiotherapist. These elements include exercise prescription, research methods, pain management, rehabilitation, care of the acutely unwell patient, child development and much more.
A physiotherapy degree course involves learning in practice which gives context to the time you spend studying the theory part. This means once graduated you will feel well prepared for a career in physiotherapy.
As shown on the Physiotherapy Subject League Table, the graduate prospects for physio students are high. The physiotherapy degree course provides students with good skills which will always be in demand, so studying physiotherapy and obtaining a degree is truly a great investment in your future.
Becoming a physiotherapist offers the opportunity for a challenging, rewarding and satisfying career. At Home Physio Group, we have positions available for hard-working and dedicated therapists to cover the UK nationally.
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