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rayhan619

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Hello,
My wife is a physical therapist in Bangladesh. They don't have DPT over there. It is still a bachelor degree. She graduated in 2008, did one year internship and has been working in a hospital for like 2 years. I am US citizen and applied for her. She will be coming here soon. I am not sure how can she work in US as a PT. Does she need to get a DPT degree since she only has bachelor degree? Or can she get her credentials evaluated and apply for license and start working as a PT. I have tried to search in the forum and also in other websites for an answer, but haven't got anything yet. Thank you in advance for your response.
 

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Allow me to start by saying that I do not know much about this particular topic. From what I have read, it may be difficult if the program your wife graduated from was not CAPTE approved. However, maybe this link will help. http://www.fccpt.org/index.asp
 

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Thank you for your response. I am going to look at the link. I was expecting response from physical therapist that moved in USA after graduating from overseas.
 
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Google physiobob forum... I think they have a section there about working overseas.
 

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If someone received a masters in physiotherapy from one of the 3 CAPTE programs abroad, could they come back to the US and practice as a PT? Or would they have to earn a t-DPT first?
 
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