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    MSc Physio (Pre- reg) wanting to work in america

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    Hi everyone,

    I am a UK physio, currently doing my MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-reg) after having done a BSc Sport and exercise science.

    I have been looking into the process for moving to the USA, I want to move to michigan to work.

    I understand the steps;
    Licensing in the state you choose
    Credential checks (fccpt)
    H1B Visa

    But I would like to know any information anyone can give about General education credits?

    As I do not know how our Secondary and sixth form/college education is judged... I have checked the fccpt website and looked at the CWT-5 form, which states that we require 60 credits overall. But are our GCSEs included in this, as the forms require Physics and chemistry credits, which I have not done since GCSE.

    I do not understand the credit system, as we dont not have this in the UK; how will GCSE and A levels be credited?

    I have looked into it and there is a CAPTE accredited course in Aberdeen in the UK, which is exactly the same as the course I am on now, so how can they not require the general education check, just because there Physio course is accredited... does not seem fair.

    Any information is appreciated...

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    Sam

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    Re: MSc Physio (Pre- reg) wanting to work in america

    Sam. I believe they will evaluate both credits completed in you MSC and BSc NOT GSCE and A Levels.

    This document will give you an idea of General and Physio credits

    http://www.fccpt.org/download/CWT.pdf


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    Re: MSc Physio (Pre- reg) wanting to work in america

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    Hi Sam,
    I am in the same situation as you as I am currently doing the MSc pre-reg at Southampton. Having previously completed a BSc(hons) in physiology and a minor in pharmacology.
    How have you been getting on in your information search? Have you found out any useful tips?
    Regards,
    Eoin



 
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