The physical therapy specialist, under the direction of a physical therapist and following the medical referral, supervises or administers physical therapy to decrease physical disabilities and promotes the physical fitness of patients.
- Patient care.
- Administers physical therapy treatment.
- Promote physical fitness.
- Instruct personnel in the prevention of injuries.
- Preparing reports.
Job training for a physical therapy 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.
- 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.
Total compensation includes: housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses.
FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS:
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes or rehabilitation centers. With a physical therapy specialist background, you may consider a career as a physical therapist, physical therapist assistant or a physical therapist aide.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PAYS) PROGRAM:
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment after the Army by enrolling in the Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS). The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military-friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization.
- Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Must be between the ages of 17-34.
- Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.