Physical Therapy

Estimated Program Costsa


Tuition ($8,400 per quarter x 8 quarters)

$ 67,200



Technology Fee ($125 per quarter x 8 quarters)

$ 1,000



Textbooks and Clinical Apps (didactic and clinical years) 

$ 2,300



EIM Learning Academy & Clinical Excellence Network

$ 1,000



Physical Therapy professional equipment 

$ 180



Laptop (Windows or Apple PC)

$ 800



iPad mobile device

$ 500



APTA student membership ($80 per year) x 2 years

$ 160



State Chapter student membership ($0 - $10 per year) x 2 years 

$ 20



Application Fee 

$ 60



Graduation Fee 

$ 200



Subtotal costs

$ 73,420







Housing and local transportation costs for onsite Lab Intensives ($110 x 76 training days)

$ 8,360

e, f


Total Cost Estimate for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program:

$ 81,780



a These are estimated costs for the entire program. Tuition, fees, and costs are subject to change. Tuition for in-state and out-of state residents is the same.

b Physical therapy equipment costs include a student kit consisting of common clinical exam instruments, gait belt, and exercise mat.  A portable treatment table is highly recommended for personal practice.

c Prices vary depending on model and features.  See Computer Requirements for minimum specifications.

d Rates vary depending on state of residence (generally range from $0 – $10 per year).

e Estimated housing and local transportation costs apply to students commuting to Knoxville for onsite Lab Intensives.  This estimate includes Orientation, five (5) Lab Intensives, and Graduation Week activities for a total of 76 required training days. Additional days may be required should a student be required to remain after a Lab Intensive session for remedial training and retesting. This will result in additional housing costs and possible travel change fees.  These requirements will vary by student. 

f Students are required to make their own lodging arrangements for Lab Intensive sessions.  Knoxville provides many lodging options for students.  Block room pricing is available (with free shuttle service) at an area hotel for $84/night single or double occupancy.  Several extended stay hotels are available for as low as $45/night single or double occupancy.  Additionally, many students rent vacation homes with 6-7 other classmates for as low as $30/night per student.

NOTE: Housing costs do not include clinical education experiences.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

All charges are due and payable on or before the registration date for each quarter. Circumstances that prevent a student from adhering to these dates should be discussed with the Business Office. Students attending South College under a grant or loan should confer with the Financial Aid Department concerning the payment of fees. Students attending the college under the G.I. Bill should discuss payment of school fees with the Director of Financial Aid. Tuition and fees are subject to change at the end of any quarter. Failure to make proper payments, unless otherwise cleared with the Business Office, will result in dismissal from the college.

Grades will not be issued, degrees granted, or transcripts furnished until all financial obligations have been satisfied and all college property returned.



Updated: November 17, 2015