ROTC as healthcare

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  1. Asblake4

    Asblake4 Member

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    I am interested in taking AFROTC next year, and I plan on going to PT school after undergraduate for physical therapy. I already have early acceptance to PT school as well. I was wondering if anyone knew if this is a realistic plan, or not? To commission and immediately go to graduate school for the PT degree after.
     
  2. nofodad

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    I imagine this is possible although graduate school requires an educational delay, which is limited and very competitive.
     
  3. kinnem

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    Possible but perhaps not realistic due to difficulty of getting an educational delay.
     
  4. Stealth_81

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    This is not an exact answer to your question but it's relevant. My daughter did a clinical rotation as a physical therapist for BCT at USAFA two summers ago while finishing her DPT degree. She looked into commissioning after grad school and was told there are very very few AD physical therapists anymore. Nearly all are civilian employees. There would not be much incentive for the AF to send someone to PT school if they are not needed. Additionally, I think all military PT school is done through the program at Baylor so they may not allow you to go another school even if you've been accepted into the PT program.

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