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Physical Therapy in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in South Dakota

Each year, approximately 0.1% of South Dakota graduates, receive a Physical Therapy degree.

University of South Dakota, which was ranked 36th nationwide in 2010, is the only accredited Physical Therapy school in South Dakota. It is located in Vermillion. In 2010, 26 students graduated from University of South Dakota's Physical Therapy programs.


Tuition at University of South Dakota for students enrolled in Physical Therapy courses was $6,762 per year.

A Physical Therapy degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

The highest percentage of Physical Therapy graduates in South Dakota pursue careers as a physical therapist. The largest populations of South Dakota physical therapists are working in the following counties:

  1. Lincoln County - 270 physical therapists
  2. Beadle County - 160 physical therapists
  3. Meade County - 70 physical therapists


A physical therapist in South Dakota earns $67,860 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. physical therapists in South Dakota had varying salaries from $51,070 to $91,260 per year in 2010. The following counties in South Dakota have the highest average salaries for physical therapists:

  1. Bennett County - $73,590 per year
  2. Meade County - $70,070 per year
  3. Beadle County - $67,270 per year

The following counties in South Dakota have the lowest average salaries for A physical therapist:

  1. Aurora County - $64,450 per year
  2. Lincoln County - $64,560 per year
  3. Beadle County - $67,270 per year

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

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

  • Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in South Dakota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physical Therapists 590 $67,860 15.7%

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