Requires years of education and training: To work in this specialty, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate degree as a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). It can take at least seven years to earn these degrees. You’ll also need to complete a residency or fellowship program.
The difference between a Physiotherapist and Sports Therapist is in the training environments. Sports Therapists work in musculoskeletal and sports environments where as physiotherapists can also be found in hospitals treating very sick people.
As of Nov 28, 2020, the average annual pay for a Sports Therapist in the United States is $57,830 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $27.80 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,112/week or $4,819/month.
Sports medicine and sports physical therapy involve a comprehensive team of healthcare professionals dedicated to improving athletic performance through the treatment and prevention of sports injuries.
Most sports therapists are self-employed. Typical employers include sports injury clinics, professional and amateur sports teams or clubs, health and fitness clubs and sports and leisure centres. Some sports therapists will also work in other sport -related roles such as teaching, coaching or personal training.
An NFL physical therapist’s salary ranges from $75,000 to over $150,00.
Foundation degree in sports therapy – entry requirements vary although usually include at least one A level in science, physical education or sports studies, a BTEC National Diploma in sports studies or equivalent, plus at least four GCSE’s (A*-C).
Both Physiotherapists and Sports Therapists are trained to a high level to expertly assess, diagnose and help with your injury recovery.
You might find work in a sports club, sports organisation or private hospital . Most sports therapists have several part time jobs or are self-employed.
Sports physical therapists make good money . According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2017, physical therapists made a median hourly wage of $41.76 per hour and a median yearly income of $86,850. (Note that BLS does not distinguish between physical therapists and sports physical therapists ).
National Average As of Dec 26, 2020, the average hourly pay for a Sports Therapist in the United States is $27.80 an hour .
Being an SMT is a fairly active job. It keeps your on your feet more, and it can be a pretty good workout at times if you’re doing a lot of manual therapy with a client. After all, you can advise on exercises for clients to do at home with more conviction if you know how well they work yourself.
The traditional DPT program lasts up to 30 to 36 months. Hence, in addition to the 4 years of undergraduate, there are an additional 3 years of DPT, collectively 7 years of college education to become a physical therapist. The process of becoming a physical therapist is quite long but believe me; it’s worth the time.