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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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

100% DPT Graduation Rate

Average graduation rate of 100% for the last two graduating classes (2018 & 2019).

100% First-Time Pass Rate

100% first time pass rate
on the National Physical Therapy Exam for the classes of 2018 & 2019.

100% ultimate pass rate for the classes of 2018 & 2019.

100% Employment Rate

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


About Our Program

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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.

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Congratulations to our 2019 graduates!


Accreditation

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 physicaltherapy@utc.edu

 

Federal code 668.43 (a)(5)(v) -

The UTC DPT Program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: 

CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org.