- Education (including continuing professional development)
- International work and study
- Job listings
- Standards of practice
When is the next WCPT Congress?
Does WCPT have a list of physical therapy education programmes that are recognised by WCPT?
WCPT has developed a list of links to entry level professional education programmes recognised by its member organisations. WCPT has a number of policy documents and guidelines on physical therapy entry level professional education but it does not have a programme for the direct recognition of education programmes by WCPT. WCPT is a confederation of national physical therapy organisations and education programmes are not members of WCPT.
Does WCPT offer continuing professional development (CPD) courses?
WCPT has developed a list of links to CPD courses or information about CPD as provided by WCPT member organisations for their members.
Additional courses may also be offered from time to time, such as at the WCPT Congress, held every two years. Further information may be found on the education resources section of the site.
Does WCPT offer grants?
WCPT is currently unable to offer financial assistance for individuals to further their education or undertake a research project.
I qualified as a physical therapist in my own country and would now like to work in another, do I need to re-train or take further exams?
Qualifications and requirements to work vary greatly from country to country and are constantly changing. It is unfortunately impossible for WCPT to keep this information up to date and ensure its accuracy. For the most current information it is best to contact WCPT’s member organisation in your country of choice. The national organisation may be able to assist you further and direct your enquiry appropriately. You can find contact details for all our member organisations via the members section of this website.
You may also like to visit our page regarding international work and study.
I would like to volunteer to work overseas, how should I go about this?
There are many agencies that recruit physical therapists to volunteer internationally, including Handicap International and Health Volunteers Overseas. Several of these are listed under the international work and study section.
Does WCPT have a job vacancy listing?
WCPT does not retain or advertise information about jobs. You should check the journals and publications for the countries you are interested in. You may also find job listings on physical therapy specific websites such as www.physiobase.com
How do I become a member of WCPT?
WCPT cannot admit individuals as members. As a confederation of 112 national physical therapy associations, individuals are linked to WCPT through membership of their national associations. If you are not sure whether your association is a WCPT member organisation, please go to the members section of this website.
Do you have any documentation on standards of practice and education in physical therapy?
WCPT has published various policies relating to practice and education, including standards of physical therapy practice, a description of physical therapy and guidelines for physical therapist professional entry level education. All are available to view via the policies section of this website and may be downloaded in PDF format.
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