Physical Therapy

Welcome to the South College Doctor of Physical Therapy Website

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our new and exciting Doctor of Physical Therapy program at South College!  Our program and faculty are committed to the development of future Doctors of Physical Therapy, ready to meet the demands of clinical practice in the 21st century with exemplary entry-level skills, who exhibit marked professionalism, and who understand the necessity for the delivery of compassionate care.

Our Mission

The mission of the South College Doctor of Physical Therapy program is to provide an innovative, career-focused education that develops Doctors of Physical Therapy who are highly skilled, mindful, and empathetic care providers, who are passionate lifelong learners, who are servant leaders in their local community, and who are highly engaged in their professional and broader health care communities. Graduates will be equipped to deliver exemplary care in a multidisciplinary, team-oriented, and value-based healthcare environment.

Our Program Design

  • An accelerated, two-year DPT curriculum unique to physical therapy education.
  • 66 weeks of didactic curriculum spread across 6 academic quarters.
  • 31 weeks of full-time clinical education, in a variety of clinical settings, consisting of an 8-week experience and a 23-week terminal internship.

Our Unique Features

  • A contemporary and evidence-based curriculum that includes the Evidence In Motion (EIM) Learning Academy.
  • A blended-learning program that combines the best aspects of online learning activities and interactions, hands-on laboratory sessions, and collaborative clinical education experiences.
    • Online, distance-based learning allows students to live anywhere while completing their didactic education.
    • Onsite, lab intensives are held quarterly in Knoxville, TN to develop essential hands-on patient management skills.
    • Clinical education experiences provided nationwide in a standardized, structured, and collaborative manner with skilled Clinical Faculty and the EIM Clinical Excellence Network.
  • Seamless transition into one of EIM’s post-professional residency training programs (orthopaedics, sports, neurorehabilitation, etc.).

Contact Us

For more information about the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, please contact the School of Physical Therapy at scdpt@southcollegetn.edu.



Consumer Information
* Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student. *