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Physical Therapy Schools In West Virginia

There are 2 accredited physical therapy schools in West Virginia for faculty who teach physical therapy classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in physical therapy in the state of West Virginia, which encompasses physical therapy training at the physical therapy phd degree level.


  1. West Virginia University

    Stewart Hall, University Avenue, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6201

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Wheeling Jesuit University

    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

West Virginia 920
National 180,280

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

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In West Virginia

1,090 1,040 850 860 920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physical therapy professionals is shrinking in West Virginia. In 2010 there were 170 less physical therapy professionals working in West Virginia than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of physical therapy professionals has shrunk by 16%. 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 West Virginia

$69,550 $77,050 $78,850 $76,970 $75,060
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of physical therapy professionals is declining, the salaries paid to physical therapy professionals are increasing in West Virginia. In 2006 physical therapy professionals made a mean salary of $69,550 per year, and in 2010 they made $75,060 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in West Virginia

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

This represents a 7% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 139% 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 West Virginia.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Sports Medicine

In West 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 West Virginia


As the number of physical therapy professionals is decreasing in West Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited physical therapy schools in West Virginia state is increasing. In 2006, 52 students graduated from physical therapy courses in West Virginia. And in 2010, 63 students graduated.

Thus there was a 21% percent increase in the number of physical therapy school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a doctor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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