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Physical Therapy Schools in Tennessee

299 Physical Therapy students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Physical Therapy is the 10th most popular major out of a total 119 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Physical Therapy Majors in Tennessee

Physical Therapy majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 294
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 294
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 294
Associate’s Degree 5

Gender Distribution

In Tennessee, a physical therapy major is more popular with women than with men.

Physical Therapy Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of physical therapy majors in Tennessee is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.0%
  • Black or African American: 3.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.7%
  • White: 86.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 4.3%
Physical Therapy Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Physical Therapy Grads in Tennessee

There are 10,270 people in the state and 428,080 people in the nation working in physical therapy jobs.

Physical Therapy Jobs Nationwide vs. TN

Wages for Physical Therapy Jobs in Tennessee

Physical Therapy grads earn an average of $82,920 in the state and $88,880 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 7 colleges in Tennessee that offer physical therapy degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:


South College

88 Degrees in Major Awarded
20% Graduation Rate
2,843 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.00 years. 52% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

60 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,252 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 64% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1. The student loan default rate of 4.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.


Belmont University

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
8,440 Total Students

92% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. An average student at Belmont will pay a net price of $35,861. It takes the average student 4.17 years to graduate.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,191 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 61%. Graduates earn an average $29,500 after graduation. It takes the average student 4.65 years to graduate.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
11,651 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,900 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 68%.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
15% Graduation Rate
8,081 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $10,427. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,500 a year. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 95% are considered full time.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
2,834 Total Students

99% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.74 years. 100% of the teachers are full time.

Physical Therapy Careers in TN

Some of the careers physical therapy majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Physical Therapists 30% $85,240
Health Specialties Professors 24% $81,650

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to physical therapy.

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Occupational Therapy 186
Music Therapy 13
Art Therapy 4

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