Education

A Kinesiotherapist is a graduate of a CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) accredited university. The typical length of the kinesiotherapy program is 4 to 5 years. The total minimum requirements are 128 semester hours. Minimum requirements for years 1 and 2 are 59 semester hours and for years 3 and 4 are 67 semester hours. Applicants should have a high school diploma or equivalent and meet institutional entrance requirements. Upon completion of the Didactic Curriculum Kinesiotherapy students are required to complete a minimum of 1,000 hours of clinical internships supervised by a Registered Kinesiotherapist (RKT). The experiences may be done on campus, or at CoA-KT approved off-campus sites. It is strongly suggested that students obtain experiences working with a wide variety of patient populations, with different diagnoses. Internships are most commonly with, but not limited to, the following situations:

  • Neurologic Care
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Care
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Geriatric Care
  • Wellness/Fitness Programs
  • Post-Rehabilitation Programs

Upon graduation, Kinesiotherapy majors are strongly encouraged to take the Registration Examination in Kinesiotherapy.


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