Physical Therapy Schools In Tennessee

Physical Therapy classes faculty can choose to work at one of 10 accredited physical therapy schools in Tennessee. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of physical therapy and physical therapy training in Tennessee, which includes physical therapy training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Physical Therapy
  • Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy
  • PhD degree in Physical Therapy


Schools

  1. Belmont University

    1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37212-3757

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  2. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

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  3. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

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  4. Southern Adventist University

    4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

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  5. Tennessee Wesleyan College

    204 East College Street, Athens, Tennessee 37303

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  6. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

    615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598

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  7. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

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  8. Tennessee State University

    3500 John Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561

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  9. Trevecca Nazarene University

    333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

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  10. Daymar Institute in Clarksville

    1860 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040-6718

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

Tennessee 4,090
National 180,280

Of all of the physical therapy professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Tennessee state.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In Tennessee

3,310 3,300 3,490 3,810 4,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physical Therapy is a growing field in Tennessee. In 2010 there were 780 more physical therapy professionals working in Tennessee than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of physical therapy professionals has grown by 24%. This growth is faster 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 Tennessee

$69,500 $72,740 $75,910 $76,270 $77,790
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Tennessee, 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 $69,500 per year, and in 2010 they made $77,790 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in Tennessee

10th percentile
$54,590
25th percentile
$65,750
50th percentile
$77,260
75th percentile
$88,720
90th percentile
$103,860

This represents a 11% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Tennessee state, within the field of physical therapy, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physical therapy professionals earn 90% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Physical Therapy
$77,790
Physical Therapy Assistant
$37,065
Sports Medicine
$48,022

In Tennessee, 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 Tennessee

associate
2
bachelor
4
master
0
doctor
5
Certificate
0
Total11

The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited physical therapy schools in Tennessee is increasing. In Tennessee, there were 143 graduates in 2006. And there were 198 graduates from physical therapy courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 38% percent increase in the number of physical therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee. 45% of these graduates received an doctor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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