Physical Therapy in Kentucky

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in Kentucky


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Kentucky receive physical therapy degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 132 physical therapists graduate from Kentucky's 3 physical therapy schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kentucky that has a physical therapy program is University of Kentucky. University of Kentucky, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Lexington. In 2010, 64 students graduated from University of Kentucky's physical therapy program. The tuition rate at University of Kentucky was $8,610 per year.

Asbury University, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Kentucky that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Wilmore. In 2010, Asbury University graduated 4 students from its physical therapy program. Tuition at Asbury University was $23,303 per year.

Bellarmine University, which is located in Louisville, is the third-ranked school in Kentucky that has a physical therapy program. It received a ranking of 70th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Bellarmine University graduated 64 students from its physical therapy programs. Tuition at Bellarmine University was $30,310 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Kentucky's physical therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $20,741 per year, though tuition can range from $30,310 per year to $8,610 per year. In 2010, the following Kentucky physical therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Bellarmine University - located in Louisville, students are charged $30,310 per year
  2. Asbury University - located in Wilmore, students are charged $23,303 per year
  3. University of Kentucky - located in Lexington, students are charged $8,610 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Kentucky physical therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Kentucky - located in Lexington, students are charged $8,610 per year
  2. Asbury University - located in Wilmore, students are charged $23,303 per year
  3. Bellarmine University - located in Louisville, students are charged $30,310 per year

A physical therapy degree from a Kentucky school... what next?

The highest percentage of physical therapy graduates in Kentucky pursue careers as a physical therapist. In 2010, there were 2,390 physical therapists working in Kentucky. The Kentucky counties with the largest populations of physical therapists are:

  1. Clark County - 920 physical therapists
  2. Bourbon County - 350 physical therapists
  3. Adair County - 180 physical therapists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,700 physical therapists will be working in Kentucky state. This would require the number of physical therapists to grow by 33%.

Salary

On average, a physical therapist earns a salary of $76,720 per year in Kentucky state. In 2010, however, some Kentucky physical therapists earned as little as less than $55,370 per year or as much as more than $114,520 per year. A physical therapist in the following Kentucky counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Adair County - $81,320 per year
  2. Edmonson County - $78,470 per year
  3. Bourbon County - $77,360 per year

On average, physical therapists earns the least in the following Kentucky counties:

  1. Bell County - $70,700 per year
  2. Ballard County - $72,530 per year
  3. Hardin County - $72,990 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Kentucky statistics regarding a career in physical therapy and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as physical therapy assisting or sports medicine.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy in Kentucky
  • Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in Kentucky

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,925 miles from location University of Kentucky Lexington KY 71.9032 47% 26,295
5,992 miles from location Bellarmine University Louisville KY 29.6623 19% 3,090
5,934 miles from location Asbury University Wilmore KY 30.1239 36% 1,619
 

Curious what studying Physical Therapy gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physical Therapists + 2,390 $76,720 23.2%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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