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Doctor of Physical Therapy

CAMPUSES Knoxville
SCHOLARSHIPS Yellow Ribbon

Career Options*

Physical Therapist Clinical Director of Physical Therapy

34%* Estimated Job Growth

Keys to Success

To succeed both in the South College DPT program and as a physical therapist in general, students must be hardworking, passionate, understanding, and capable of communicating easily with a wide variety of patients.

Small course sizes and dedicated, accessible faculty members allow students to get the support they need with their coursework. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program will also help students secure exit internships, which give students real-world experience and connections that may help them find employment after graduation.

South College Doctor of Physical Therapy Students

Continuing Education

This program is the most advanced of South College’s physical therapy programs. DPT graduates can transition seamlessly into a variety of post-professional residency training programs in specialties like orthopedics, sports, and neurorehabilitation.

Additional Information

Accreditation


The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at South College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org

Consumer Information

Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.

*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions. Job growth statistics are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014–2024 projections. Note that the Bureau does not publish estimates for all job titles, so in some cases these numbers are an approximation based on similar job titles.

Success at South College

Shawn Domm

I chose South College because it came highly recommended from mentors of mine, the faculty is second to none, and the program fits my ever-changing lifestyle. I also chose it because of the flexibility. My wife is still serving in the United States Air Force on Active Duty, and this means that we move when they tell us to move.

- Shawn Domm, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Elizabeth Ferichs

One of the major reasons I chose South College was for the smaller class sizes. It allows more one-on-one time between students and professors, which enhances the learning experience for me.

- Elizabeth Frerichs, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Adam Hatcher

I went to college originally straight out of high school with the intent of majoring in musical performance with a concentration in theoretical studies. I was not prepared to for college at that point, so I decided to gain some experience and maturity by joining the work force full-time. After working for 10 years, I felt it was time to try school again.

- Adam Hatcher, Bachelor of Business Administration
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