About Our Program
Tribute to Dr. Randy Walker
"It is with great enthusiasm that we express our thanks to Dr. Randy Walker, the founder of the UTC physical therapy program. For 40 years, Dr. Walker has been preparing the next generation of physical therapists. He began his teaching career at Georgia State University in 1977. His leadership role at UTC has spanned the campus to include interim leadership roles in the college and graduate school. On behalf of the physical therapy community, thank you Dr. Walker for your lasting legacy to this University and our beloved profession. We wish you well in your retirement, recognizing that you will continue to teach our students on a part-time basis."
- Program Director Dr. Debbie Ingram
- Graduation Rates: Average graduation rate of 100.0% for the last three graduating classes (2014, 2015, 2016)
- Licensure examination pass rates: 100% first-time pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam for the classes of 2014 and 2016; 99% ultimate pass rate for the last three years. Click here for NPTE Pass Rates by State. (Scroll to the bottom.)
- Employment rate: 100% of licensed graduates employed within six months of passing the licensure exam
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physical therapists is projected to grow 34% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for physical therapy services will come from the aging baby boomers, who are staying active later in life. In addition, physical therapists will be needed to treat people with mobility issues stemming from chronic conditions, such as diabetes or obesity.
If you have a question about the department's accreditation status or wish to express a concern about accreditation, you are encouraged to contact CAPTE.