Physical Therapy Schools In South Dakota

South Dakota has is only one accredited physical therapy school where physical therapy faculty who teach physical therapy classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in physical therapy in the state of South Dakota, which encompasses physical therapy training at the physical therapy phd degree level.


  1. University of South Dakota

    414 E Clark St, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-2390

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

South Dakota 590
National 180,280

Approximately 0% of the country's physical therapy professionals work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In South Dakota

530 500 560 570 590
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Dakota, physical therapy is a growing field. In 2010 there were 60 more physical therapy professionals working in South Dakota than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of physical therapy professionals has grown by 11%. This growth is slower than the national trend for physical therapy professionals which shows a 15% increase in the number of physical therapy professionals working around the nation.

Physical Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$60,340 $61,250 $63,570 $66,490 $67,860
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of physical therapy professionals is growing, the salaries paid to physical therapy professionals are increasing in South Dakota. The mean salary for physical therapy professionals in 2006 was $60,340 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $67,860 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in South Dakota

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Thus, there was a 11% growth in physical therapy professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of physical therapy, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid physical therapy professionals earning 61% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in South Dakota state.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Sports Medicine

Physical therapy professionals in South Dakota earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physical Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


The number of students graduating from the only accredited physical therapy school in South Dakota is increasing. In South Dakota, there were 15 graduates in 2006. And there were 26 graduates from physical therapy courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 73% percent increase in the number of physical therapy school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a doctor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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