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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

With the South College Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Knoxville you can get the education you need to become a physical therapist. Pursue your Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at South College and start working toward tomorrow’s DPT career today.


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Degree Features

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

  1. Program Duration

    24 months (full-time)

  2. Financial Aid

    Available for qualified applicants

  3. Location

    Earn your DPT degree through online learning, clinical rotations in healthcare settings, and immersive lab sessions in Knoxville!

  4. Accreditation Status

    CAPTE accredited

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for qualifying School of Physical Therapy students through a variety of government, state, and local programs, grants, and scholarships. To discuss your financial aid options for pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, contact a member of our admissions team today.

Industry Outlook

Physical therapists restore much more than range of motion for the patients in their care. They restore patients’ freedom to live full and active lives. If you’re interested in working in this growing field and providing physical therapy to patients, the South College Doctor of Physical Therapy program is designed to help prepare you to become a highly skilled and empathetic care provider who delivers exemplary care in today’s multidisciplinary and team-oriented healthcare environment. DPT graduates can also transition seamlessly into a variety of post-professional residency training PT programs in specialties like orthopedics, sports, and neurorehabilitation.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Program Overview

The South College School of Physical Therapy DPT program was the first in the country to offer the 2-year blended-learning model, designed specifically to reduce the cost of DPT education and fast-track your future career in physical therapy. As a student in this trailblazing Physical Therapy program, you can complete your online coursework from anywhere you like. Onsite lab sessions are held quarterly in Knoxville to help you develop essential hands-on patient management skills. Opportunities for clinical education experiences are also available nationwide. After earning a PT doctorate degree at South College, you’ll be equipped to practice as a professional physical therapist, graduating with expert knowledge, a passion for healing, and the skills to make a positive impact on your community.

South College


South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at South College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: (800) 999-2782; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 865-251-1753 or email




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