Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy and
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Physical therapists / Doctors of Physical Therapy (PTs), are movement experts who improve quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. They practice in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, people’s homes, schools, sports and fitness facilities, workplaces, and nursing homes. PTs diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to people at the end of life. Many patients have injuries, disabilities, or other health conditions that need treatment. But PTs also care for people who simply want to become healthier and to prevent future problems as they help people achieve fitness goals, regain or maintain their independence, and lead active lives. Visit ChoosePT.com, the American Physical Therapy Association’s official consumer information website, to learn more about the benefits of physical therapy.


The COVID19 pandemic is impacting physical therapist education around the world. The UTC DPT Program, under the guidance of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), is working closely with university administration and students to mitigate impacts.

COVID-19 Important Information/Updates and CAPTE guidance is available at http://www.capteonline.org/home.aspx.

A repository of UTC information and resources (student, faculty, staff, parents) is available at https://blog.utc.edu/coronavirus/.

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98.55% DPT Graduation Rate

Average graduation rate of 98.55% for the last two graduating classes (2021- 100%, 2020- 97.10%).

98.6% First-Time Pass Rate

Average first time pass rate of 98.6% on the National Physical Therapy Exam for the last two graduating classes (2021- 97.2%, 2020-100%). 

100% ultimate pass rate for the classes of 2020 & 2021.

100% Employment Rate

100% of those who graduated in 2020 and 2019 and sought employment are employed in physical therapy (full-time or part-time) within one year of graduation.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy