Do we need CPR certification for application?

Discussion in 'Pre-Physical Therapy' started by cg11092, May 18, 2014.

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  1. cg11092

    cg11092 2+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    Pre-Rehab Sci [General]
    Hi all-
    I know some schools require you to be CPR certified before applying. The schools I'm applying to do not, but I was wondering, wouldn't be a good thing to add to your application even if it isn't required? And if so, which CPR class would I takeā€¦ there adult/pediatric CPR courses and then there are just adult CPR courses. Likewise, there are ones for lay responders and ones for professional rescuers. I know licensed PTs would need to have the professional rescuer CPR certification, but as an applicant do I need that one?

    I would love to hear from anyone who got CPR certified for their applications! I'm not sure what to do, and I definitely want to get this completed before the July 1 opening of the application. Thanks!
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  3. Azimuthal

    Azimuthal Ninja Zombie Slayer 2+ Year Member

    Jan 29, 2012
    Physical Therapist
    Not unless specified. But you will need it before matriculation or before Clin Ed I.
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  4. tincture

    tincture 7+ Year Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    No sense getting it now. Different schools have different requirements and that could change the amount you have to pay for a class. Plus you have to renew every 2 yrs. So if you're doing it only for school purposes, I would wait until the school tells you what they want.

    If you want it to help save lives, then get it whenever.
  5. futuredpt01

    futuredpt01 2+ Year Member

    Aug 25, 2013
    Physical Therapy Student
    Azimuthal is 100% right. If you have time you mine as well do it now. Also my school recommended the professional rescuer course.

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