2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Physical Therapy Degrees

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These are the most affordable online post-professional and transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs available in 2017. With tuitions under $24,000 per year, these schools provide practicing physical therapists the opportunity to build upon their existing knowledge and experience in a doctoral program. A.T. Still University of Health Sciences tops our list with an annual tuition of $5,195 for a Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The College of Saint Scholastica is a close second and offers students the opportunity to take coursework in diagnositc imaging, evidence based practice, and pharmacology.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Physical Therapy Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Annual Tuition $5,195 Physical Therapy Degrees: Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#2 #2 The College of Saint Scholastica Annual Tuition $5,808 Physical Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#3 #3 University of South Dakota Annual Tuition $7,045 Physical Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#4 #4 Utica College Annual Tuition $7,625 Physical Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#5 #5 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Annual Tuition $8,120 Physical Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#6 #6 Arcadia University Annual Tuition $9,600 Physical Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#7 #7 Andrews University Annual Tuition $10,046 Physical Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#8 #8 University of Michigan-Flint Annual Tuition $10,884 Physical Therapy Degrees: Doctoral and Certificate
#9 #9 Alabama State University Annual Tuition $11,536 Physical Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#10 #10 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Annual Tuition $12,765 Physical Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#11 #11 Temple University Annual Tuition $14,424 Physical Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#12 #12 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Annual Tuition $23,670 Physical Therapy Degrees: Master's and Doctoral
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,195
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy; Differential Diagnosis and Screening for Medical Conditions; Integumentary Physical Therapy; Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy; Neuromuscular Physical Therapy; Spinal Manual Therapy
  • Annual Tuition: $5,808
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Diagnostic Imaging; Differential Screening; Evidence Based Practice; Health Policy; Pharmacology for Physical Therapists; Professional Integration
  • Annual Tuition: $7,045
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Health Promotion in Physical Therapy; Leadership and Management for the Health Professional; Pathophysiology and Differential Diagnosis of Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Other Systems Conditions; Pathophysiology and Differential Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Conditions; Pathophysiology and Differential Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Conditions; Teaching and Mentorship for the Health Professional
  • Annual Tuition: $7,625
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Diagnostic Imaging; Global Health Care Issues; Pharmacology and Pathophysiology; Prevention and Wellness
  • Annual Tuition: $8,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Assistive and Adaptive Technology; Biomechanics; Human Development; Musculoskeletal Physical Therapist Practice; Orthotics and Prosthetics; Pathophysiology
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Diagnostic Imaging; Health Promotion & Wellness; Medical Screening; Neurologic Physical Therapy; Neuromuscular Tissues and Motor Control; Physical Therapist Teaching Methods
  • Annual Tuition: $10,046
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Pharmacology; Clinical Screening & Differential Diagnosis; Educational Techniques for Health Care Professionals; Integration of Spirituality in Health Care; Medical Diagnostics; Professional Communication & Consulting
  • Annual Tuition: $10,884
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Medical Imaging for Diverse Populations; Assistive Technology in Accessibility; Examination and Intervention in Practice for Integument Conditions; Pediatric Examination and Intervention in Practice; Systems Review and Screening in Clinical Decision Making; Teaching, Learning and Health Education
  • Annual Tuition: $11,536
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 46%
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Pharmacology; Diagnostic Tests; Differential Diagnosis; Evidence Based Practice; Health Disparities; Pathophysiology
  • Annual Tuition: $12,765
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Anatomical Imaging; Cultural Diversity and the Management of Healthcare; Healthcare Management in Non–Hospital Settings; Nutrition in Human Physical Performance; Pharmacology for Physical Therapists; Physical Therapy Examination: Screening for Disease
  • Annual Tuition: $14,424
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Decision Making; Ethics; Motor Control & Human Movement; Outcomes Measurement & Epidemiology; Physical Therapy Diagnostics; Survey of Clinical Pharmacology

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  • Annual Tuition: $23,670
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 31%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Neuromuscular Intervention; Advanced Orthopedic Assessment and Intervention; Advanced Patient Management; Advanced Practice Issues; Child & Family Assessment and Intervention; Topics in Health and Wellness

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