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Ranked the Best Value DPT Program in Tennessee

  • 100% employment rate among graduates
  • Exciting service learning activities through camps, international experiences, and local agencies.
  • Outstanding clinical experiences through partnerships with more than 300 facilities throughout the U.S.

"The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s DPT is proof positive that you don’t need to sacrifice quality for affordability."

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Student Outcomes

96% DPT Graduation Rate

Average graduation rate of 96% for the last three graduating classes (2017, 2018, and 2019).

 100% First-Time Pass Rate

Our 2018 & 2019 classes averaged a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam.

100% Employment Rate

100% of licensed graduates are employed within six months of passing licensure exam.

About Our Program

UTC DPT - The Mapp Building

Learn about our program and facilities!

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Physical therapists in high-demand.

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.

group photo of graduates at 2019 commencement

Congratulations to our 2019 graduates!


The Physical Therapy Program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

If you need to contact UTC's program directly, call 423-425-4747 or email