Physical Therapy in Virginia

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in Virginia


Around 0.1% of Virginia's graduates graduate from physical therapy degree programs every year. Thus, Virginia's 5 physical therapy schools put out approximately 233 physical therapists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Virginia that has a physical therapy program is Virginia Commonwealth University. Virginia Commonwealth University, which was ranked 32nd in the country in 2010, is located in Richmond. 82 students graduated with a degree in physical therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. Virginia Commonwealth University charged in-state students $8,817 in tuition fees per year.

Shenandoah University, which was ranked 41st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Virginia that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Winchester. 85 students graduated with degree in physical therapy from Shenandoah University in 2010. Shenandoah University charged in-state students $26,080 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Virginia that has a physical therapy program is Marymount University. Marymount University, which was ranked 43rd in the country in 2010, is located in Arlington. 25 students graduated with degree in physical therapy from Marymount University in 2010. Students at Marymount University paid $23,426 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Virginia physical therapy school, average tuition will be $16,522 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $6,214 per year to $26,080 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Virginia physical therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Shenandoah University - located in Winchester, students are charged $26,080 per year
  2. Marymount University - located in Arlington, students are charged $23,426 per year
  3. Hampton University - located in Hampton, students are charged $18,074 per year

The following Virginia physical therapy schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Old Dominion University - located in Norfolk, students are charged $6,214 per year
  2. Virginia Commonwealth University - located in Richmond, students are charged $8,817 per year
  3. Hampton University - located in Hampton, students are charged $18,074 per year

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

Most people who graduate from physical therapy school in Virginia go on to work as a physical therapist. Virginia had 4,160 physical therapists in 2010. The largest populations of Virginia physical therapists are working in the following counties:

  1. Chesapeake County - 870 physical therapists
  2. Caroline County - 650 physical therapists
  3. Albemarle County - 200 physical therapists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 5,480 physical therapists will be working in Virginia state. This would require the number of physical therapists to grow by 31%.

Salary

A physical therapist in Virginia makes an average of $78,720 per year. However, Virginia physical therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $34,590 per year to more than $160,900 per year in 2010. The counties in Virginia with the highest average salary for a physical therapist are:

  1. Danville County - $93,610 per year
  2. Harrisonburg County - $89,200 per year
  3. Brunswick County - $88,820 per year

The Virginia counties with the lowest average salary for physical therapists are:

  1. Accomack County - $72,150 per year
  2. Frederick County - $73,460 per year
  3. Chesapeake County - $73,980 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in physical therapy in Virginia and to compare salaries with various related fields such as physical therapy assisting or sports medicine, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in Virginia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,539 miles from location Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond VA 67.5826 36% 32,172
5,470 miles from location Old Dominion University Norfolk VA 32.4015 39% 24,013
5,474 miles from location Hampton University Hampton VA 23.6588 n/a 5,402
5,592 miles from location Shenandoah University Winchester VA 58.7782 36% 3,619
5,534 miles from location Marymount University Arlington VA 56.6943 26% 3,480
 

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 + 4,160 $78,720 25.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy related jobs in Virginia