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Physical Therapy Schools In Minnesota

There are 5 accredited physical therapy schools in Minnesota for faculty who teach physical therapy classes to choose from. The trends in Minnesota'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. Mayo School of Health Sciences

    200 First St SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55905

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213

    68 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

    700 Terrace Heights, Winona, Minnesota 55987-1399

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. The College of Saint Scholastica

    1200 Kenwood Ave, Duluth, Minnesota 55811-4199

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. St. Catherine University

    2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

Minnesota 3,310
National 180,280

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

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In Minnesota

2,880 2,920 2,940 2,980 3,310
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physical therapy professionals is growing in Minnesota. In 2010 there were 430 more physical therapy professionals working in Minnesota than there were in 2006. This represents a 15% 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 Minnesota

$61,470 $65,310 $68,160 $69,760 $69,760
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physical therapy professionals is increasing in Minnesota. Physical therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $61,470 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $69,760 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in Minnesota

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25th percentile
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75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 12% growth in physical therapy professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of physical therapy, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid physical therapy professionals earning 59% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Minnesota state.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Sports Medicine

In Minnesota, 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 Minnesota


As the number of physical therapy professionals is increasing in Minnesota state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited physical therapy schools in Minnesota state is also increasing. In 2006, 120 students graduated from physical therapy courses in Minnesota. And in 2010, 185 students graduated.

This represents a 54% increase in the number of physical therapy degree or certificate school graduates in Minnesota state. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a doctor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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