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Physical Therapy Schools In Alabama

In Alabama, there are 5 accredited schools where physical therapy classes faculty 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 Alabama, which encompasses physical therapy training at the following levels:


  1. University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Alabama State University

    915 S Jackson Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0271

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Faulkner University

    5345 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, Alabama 36109-3378

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Oakwood University

    7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35896

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of South Alabama

    307 N University Blvd, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

Alabama 1,860
National 180,280

Of all of the physical therapy professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Alabama state.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In Alabama

1,740 1,710 1,790 1,750 1,860
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physical Therapy is a growing field in Alabama. There were 120 more physical therapy professionals working in Alabama in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of physical therapy professionals has grown by 7%. This is slower than the trend for physical therapy professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of physical therapy professionals has grown by 15% between 2006 and 2010.

Physical Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$68,700 $71,590 $75,630 $76,260 $77,090
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physical therapy professionals is increasing in Alabama. Physical therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $68,700 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $77,090 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in Alabama

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 11% growth in physical therapy professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 105% pay differential between the highest paid physical therapy professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of physical therapy in Alabama.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in Alabama

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Sports Medicine

In Alabama, 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 Alabama


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited physical therapy schools in Alabama is increasing. In Alabama, there were 29 graduates in 2006. And there were 141 graduates from physical therapy courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of physical therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama by 386%. 60% of these graduates received a doctor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of physical therapy faculty in Alabama, growth in the field of physical therapy academia and physical therapy faculty salaries in Alabama. If you are involved in teaching physical therapy courses to students at the bachelors degree in physical therapy, and doctoral degree in physical therapy levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future physical therapy faculty in Alabama. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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