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Physical Therapy Schools In Virginia

There are 5 accredited physical therapy schools in Virginia for faculty who teach physical therapy classes to choose from. The trends in Virginia'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 physical therapy phd degree level.


  1. Hampton University

    Hampton, Virginia 23668-0099

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

    2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Old Dominion University

    5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Shenandoah University

    1460 University Dr, Winchester, Virginia 22601-5195

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

Virginia 4,160
National 180,280

Of all of the physical therapy professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Virginia.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In Virginia

3,390 3,670 3,740 3,930 4,160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physical therapy professionals is growing in Virginia. In Virginia, 770 more physical therapy professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physical therapy has grown by 23% in Virginia. 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 Virginia

$67,860 $71,600 $74,170 $75,880 $78,720
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to physical therapy professionals are growing in Virginia. In 2006 physical therapy professionals made a mean salary of $67,860 per year, and in 2010 they made $78,720 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in Virginia

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90th percentile

Thus, physical therapy professionals' salaries grew by 14% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Virginia state, within the field of physical therapy, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physical therapy professionals earn 113% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in Virginia

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Sports Medicine

In Virginia, 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 Virginia


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited physical therapy schools in Virginia is decreasing. In Virginia, there were 243 graduates in 2006. And there were 233 graduates from physical therapy courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of physical therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia by 4%. 100% of these graduates received a doctor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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