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Physical Therapy Schools In Arkansas

Arkansas has 2 accredited physical therapy schools 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 Arkansas, which encompasses physical therapy training at the following levels:


  1. Arkansas State University-Main Campus

    2105 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Central Arkansas

    201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

Arkansas 1,510
National 180,280

Approximately 1% of the country's physical therapy professionals work in Arkansas state.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In Arkansas

1,100 1,410 1,530 1,640 1,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Arkansas, physical therapy is a growing field. In Arkansas, 410 more physical therapy professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physical therapy has grown by 37% in Arkansas. This is faster 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 Arkansas

$60,790 $68,920 $69,690 $74,310 $74,340
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
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 Arkansas. The mean salary for physical therapy professionals in 2006 was $60,790 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $74,340 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in Arkansas

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 18% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Arkansas, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of physical therapy. The pay differential between the highest paid physical therapy professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 91%

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in Arkansas

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Sports Medicine

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited physical therapy schools in Arkansas is increasing. In Arkansas, there were 28 graduates in 2006. And there were 64 graduates from physical therapy courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 129% percent increase in the number of physical therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Arkansas. 67% of these graduates received a doctor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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