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Physical Therapy Schools In Kentucky

Kentucky has 3 accredited physical therapy schools where physical therapy faculty who teach physical therapy classes can find employment. The trends in Kentucky'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. Asbury University

    1 Macklem Dr, Wilmore, Kentucky 40390-1198

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Bellarmine University

    2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-0671

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Kentucky

    Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

Kentucky 2,390
National 180,280

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

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In Kentucky

1,920 1,810 1,790 2,200 2,390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Kentucky, the field of physical therapy is growing. 470 more physical therapy professionals were working in Kentucky in 2010, 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 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 Kentucky

$65,930 $71,630 $72,440 $75,590 $76,720
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physical therapy professionals is increasing in Kentucky. Physical therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $65,930 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $76,720 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in Kentucky

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

This represents a growth in salaries of 14%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 75% 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 Kentucky.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in Kentucky

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Sports Medicine

In Kentucky, physical therapy professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited physical therapy schools in Kentucky is decreasing. In Kentucky, there were 144 graduates in 2006. And there were 132 graduates from physical therapy courses in 2010.

This represents a 8% decrease in the number of physical therapy degree or certificate school graduates in Kentucky state. 50% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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We currently gathering data for the number of physical therapy faculty, growth in the field of physical therapy academia and physical therapy faculty salaries in Kentucky. If you are involved in teaching physical therapy courses to students at the bachelors degree in physical therapy, masters 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 Kentucky. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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