Graduate school

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by TheLT007, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. TheLT007

    TheLT007 New Member

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    Would ROTC still be the best option if I wanted to be an active duty physical therapist? Considering I’d have to go to doctorate school for 3 years after my bachelors
     
  2. GoCubbies

    GoCubbies Member

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    Are you talking about going through a direct entry PT program (6-7 years depending on the program) while doing ROTC?

    Or doing ROTC and then requesting an educational delay to go to PT school for 3 years to get a DPT?
     
  3. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    Don’t overlook the US Public Health Service commissioned officer corps, one of the seven uniformed services but not an armed service. Pay, rank structure and benefits are essentially the same as armed services.

    Worth researching, given your goal.

    https://www.usphs.gov/student/nhsc.aspx

    https://www.usphs.gov/docs/pdfs/activeduty/facts/Fact_Sheet_Therapist_tagged_FOR_WEB_PRINT.pdf


    These uniformed officers serve in all kinds of roles. There was a USPHS captain (O-6 rank) physical therapist who worked at USNA Brigade Medical. They are every bit active duty and have worldwide assignments.
     
  4. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    My Army Reserve nephew did it on the GI Bill. He must be making money hand over fist now, just doing home calls.