Physical Therapy Schools In Colorado

There are 2 accredited physical therapy schools in Colorado for faculty who teach physical therapy classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in physical therapy in the state of Colorado, which encompasses physical therapy training at the following levels:


  1. University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Regis University

    3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80221-1099

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

Colorado 3,390
National 180,280

Approximately 2% of the country's physical therapy professionals work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In Colorado

3,250 3,260 3,240 3,290 3,390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physical therapy professionals is growing in Colorado. In Colorado, 140 more physical therapy professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 4% growth in the field. This growth is slower than the change in the number of physical therapy professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of physical therapy professionals has grown by 15% from 2006 to 2010.

Physical Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$60,120 $63,110 $66,860 $69,780 $71,920
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Colorado, as the number of physical therapy professionals is growing, the salaries earned by physical therapy professionals are increasing. In 2006 physical therapy professionals made a mean salary of $60,120 per year, and in 2010 they made $71,920 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in Colorado

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 16% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Colorado state, within the field of physical therapy, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physical therapy professionals earn 95% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in Colorado

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Sports Medicine

In Colorado, physical therapy professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Physical Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado


As the number of physical therapy professionals is increasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited physical therapy schools in Colorado state is decreasing. In 2006, 192 students graduated from physical therapy courses in Colorado. And in 2010, 183 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of physical therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado by 5%. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with an doctor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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