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Physical Therapy Schools In Florida

In Florida, there are 10 accredited schools where physical therapy classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Florida's physical therapy academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in physical therapy includes physical therapy training at the following levels:


  1. University of Central Florida

    4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32816

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

    Tallahassee, Florida 32307

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Florida International University

    11200 S. W. 8 Street, Miami, Florida 33199

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Florida

    355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611-3115

    58 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Miami

    University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124

    38 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of North Florida

    1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32224-2645

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Nova Southeastern University

    3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. University of South Florida-Main Campus

    4202 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, Florida 33620-9951

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. University of St Augustine for Health Sciences

    1 University Blvd, St Augustine, Florida 32084-5783

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Florida Gulf Coast University

    10501 Fgcu Blvd S, Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Florida Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

Florida 11,070
National 180,280

Of all of the physical therapy professionals in the country, nearly 6% are in the state of Florida.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In Florida

10,080 10,620 10,640 11,010 11,070
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physical therapy professionals is growing in Florida. In Florida, 990 more physical therapy professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 10% growth in the field. 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 Florida

$68,930 $72,540 $76,190 $79,670 $81,410
$43,191 $44,171 $45,158 $47,627 $48,473
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 Florida. The mean salary for physical therapy professionals in 2006 was $68,930 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $81,410 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in Florida

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 15% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Florida, 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 112%

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in Florida

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Sports Medicine

In Florida, 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 Florida


The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited physical therapy schools in Florida is increasing. In Florida, there were 250 graduates in 2006. And there were 290 graduates from physical therapy courses in 2010.

This represents a 16% increase in the number of physical therapy degree or certificate school graduates in Florida state. 77% of these graduates received a doctor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in Florida

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