Physical Therapists

SOC Code: 29-1123

Entry Salary
Average Salary

Job Description
Physical Therapists help people overcome or adjust to physical disabilities caused by injury, illness, or birth defects. Therapists work in the areas of neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports medicine, pain management, and cardiology.

1.  The Board shall license only those applicants who are graduates of physical therapy approved by the American Physical Therapy Association. A Bachelor's Degree or the comparable certification at a minimum in Physical Therapy is required.
2.  Be of good moral character.
3.  Pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE).

Conviction of a felony.
Habitual use of alcohol or drugs.
Failure to adhere to the Practice Act.
Misconduct or negligent practice.
Mental incompetence.

School Located in Wyoming
There are no schools offering Physical Therapist degrees located in Wyoming; however, Wyoming residents are eligible to study out of state at in-state rates through the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) program. For more information about WICHE contact:
        Nancy Smueles, WICHE Certifying Officer
        University of Wyoming Box 3432
        Laramie, Wyoming  82071
        Phone: (307) 766-6556

Physical Therapists must be licensed and Physical Therapy Assistants must be registered by the Wyoming State Board of Physical Therapy.

The NPTE is given by Computer Based Testing and can be taken throughout the year. The NPTE is given through the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).
Examinations $350.00
License $125.00
Annual Renewal $  50.00

Licensing Agency
Nanette M. Brown
Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy
1800 Carey Avenue, 4th Floor
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82002
Phone: (307) 777-3507

Licensing Authority
W.S. 33-25-101 through 33-25-115.

Additional Sources of Information
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia  22314

U.S. Physical Therapy Association
1803 Avon Lane
Arlington Heights, Illinois  60004

Occupational Outlook Handbook:
"Physical Therapists"

Wages Last Updated June 2008

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