Physical Therapy Programs in New Jersey - NJ
There are a variety of New Jersey physical therapy schools offered through online universities. One must first graduate from a healthcare related undergraduate program and then apply to a graduate level (master’s or doctorate) physical therapy program.
New Jersey Physical Therapist Continuing Education
Physical Therapist licenses issued by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners must be renewed every two years. To renew a license, a renewal application must be submitted with the fee. The applicant will be required to verify that he or she has completed the continuing education requirement with his or her renewal application. Renewal applicants must complete at least 30 credit hours of continuing education and four of these credit hours must be related to law and professional ethics. Individuals seeking to renew their license should contact the State Board of Examiners in New Jersey to obtain a renewal application and current fee information.
Continuing education credit requirements may be completed via Internet, video tape, computer, seminars or classroom lecture courses. Continuing education courses are approved by the State Board. Other acceptable means of continuing education are publishing articles in a professional journal or creating a new board approved course for the purpose of continuing education.
Every Physical Therapist is required to keep a record of each Continuing Education Course completed. This record should include:
- The participants name and license number
- The title or brief description of program content
- The name of the continuing education instructor
- The date and location of the continuing education course.
- The number of continuing education credits earned
- The signature of the continuing education instructor or program official
- Licensed Physical Therapists are subject to audit and should hold on to their records for at least four years.