How to Become a Physical Therapist in Kansas (KS)

Physical therapy is becoming an increasingly important part of America’s healthcare sector and they are very much in demand. Physical therapy is a set of methods and procedures that assists a patient to rehabilitate and gain full use of their bodies after an accident or medical procedure or general health care conditions. Primarily the treatment is done by physical therapeutic measures. A physical therapist clinic may include weights, mats, and treadmills where they can perform a variety of exercises with the patients to improve sensory perception, muscle strength and motor skills. Physical therapists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, schools and private practices. Due to the nature of work they are in great demand in various sports and athletic complexes.

Association Group Responsible for providing license

In Kansas, the Kansas Board of Physical Therapy Council is responsible to issue license to physical therapists. The application process is dependent on whether you are new student, a licensed physical therapist in another state or country.

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800 SW Jackson, Lower Level-Suite A.
Voice: 785-296-7413
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Application process

For people from United States


Eligibility: Applicant must be a graduate of a physical therapy educational program, approved by the Kansas Board of Physical Therapy.

The Board should receive a degree in physical therapy from an institution that has been approved by Kansas Board of Physical Therapy.

Foreign Trained Applicants: If the applicant has received education outside US at a school which is not approved by Board the applicant must submit a credential evaluation. The evaluation must be prepared by a Board approved agency.

International Credentialing Associates (ICA) –

International Education Research Foundation, Inc. (IERF) –

Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) –

International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. –

For applicants who received training in a school at which English was not the language of instruction, an examination is required to test the ability in written and oral English. The test of English as a foreign language is developed and administered by the education testing agency (ETS). Candidates can visit for more information.

Instructions for Registering Online for National Physical Therapy Examinations

Kansas Board of Physical Therapy is using the FSBT website to allow candidates to register online for NPTE. The website the candidate will follow to get registered is

Once the Kansas Board determines the eligibility based on the educational qualification and other guidelines it will be intimated that candidate can appear for the online examination. The FSBT will send the candidate an Authorization to Test (ATT) letter.

The ATT letter would contain the all important information about the exam schedules

Verify Kansas Licensure: It can be viewed on the official website


For applicants from other states who hold a current license in another jurisdiction.

Applicant must send all the required documents.

Contact the school’s registrar and request the official transcripts or letter of completion be mailed to the board office.

Request your NPTE score transfer from the FSBPT at

Kansas Law (Jurisprudence) exam: This exam is mandatory for all the candidates to get a license of physical therapist in Kansas.

Other Information

Application Fees: $80

Q: When does the license expire?

Answer: All Physical Therapists licenses expire on December 31; the license must be renewed each year.

Temporary License:

The board may issue a temporary permit to an applicant for licensure as a physical therapist who meets the requirements for licensure as a physical therapist except examination. Such temporary permit shall expire three months from the date of issue or on the date that the board approves the application for licensure or certification, whichever occurs first. Only once the temporary license is issued to one person.

Information about jobs and salary

Job in State: As per data of May 2012 there are 1,580 jobs in KansasState.

Salary: The average mean wage is $74,780. The bottom 10% is at $49,720 and the top 10% is earning a handsome amount of $102,330.

Links for reference

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