Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy – Knoxville

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EARN A DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY IN A 2-YEAR HYBRID PROGRAM FROM ANYWHERE. South College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program is the first accelerated hybrid DPT model in the country and the program is designed to optimize time spent in the classroom and lab, allowing you to complete a 2-Year Hybrid program from ANYWHERE in the U.S.


The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at South College was the first in the country to be offered through a 2-year blended-learning model, presenting a flexible semi-online alternative for students who want to enter the physical therapy profession. The unique curriculum, clinical education program, and post-professional residency collaborations are specifically designed to reduce the cost of DPT education and fast-track your future career in physical therapy.

With an evidence-based curriculum, quarterly onsite lab immersion sessions to develop essential hands-on patient management skills, and opportunities for clinical education experiences nationwide, the DPT program allows you to customize your studies to fit in with your professional career.

This program consists of 65 weeks of taught courses across 5+ academic quarters, as well as 31 weeks of full-time clinical education in a variety of settings, including an 8-week experiential portion and a 23-week terminal clinical experience.

Develop Essential Skills In
  • Physical therapy clinical practice
  • Health promotion and fitness management
  • Pediatric, aging adult, and complex patient management
  • Advanced diagnostics
  • Business management
  • And more
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South College Physical Therapy

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You May Enjoy This Line of Study If You…

  • Commit to evidence-based practice and lifelong learning
  • Have strong analytical reasoning and critical thinking skills
  • Act in a professional, caring, ethical, and culturally competent manner
  • Communicate effectively with your patient and fellow care providers
  • Advocate for your patients, community, and profession
South College Physical Therapy Outcomes – Knoxville
Graduating ClassGraduation RateNPTE 1st Time Pass RateNPTE Ultimate Pass RateEmployment Rate
Two Year Average93.6%83.3%91.8%99%

*Employment rate: Percentage of employment-eligible graduates who sought employment and were employed as PTs within one year of graduation.

Additional Information


The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at South College Knoxville Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: To file a complaint with CAPTE, contact them directly by phone or email. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 865-251-1753 or email