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Tuition and Expenses

Tuition for each term in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center can be found below. Please note that there are 2 terms per year. To graduate, students must successfully complete 6 terms.

Tuition Fees In-State Total Out-of-State Tuition Surcharge Out-of-State Total
$6,907 $765 $7,672 $8,970 $16,642

Financial Aid

The UTHSC Financial Aid Office can help students navigate financial concerns.

For estimates of the total expenses per year, please click here.

The Federal Work study program allows students an opportunity to earn money while enrolled in the DPT program by providing jobs in the Department of Physical Therapy and at other locations on campus. Students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for work-study positions. About ?? DPT students participate in work study programs each year.

Scholarships and Awards

The Department of Physical Therapy offers a number of awards to help offset the cost of tuition.

Physical Therapy Alumni and Friends Scholarship
This scholarship is for students accepted or currently enrolled into the DPT program. Department selects recipient(s) and amount. Criteria for the scholarship include financial need, successful academic performance and pursuit of a non-traditional route for entry into the program. Although the scholarship is awarded for only one year, previous recipients are given preference of selection in subsequent years.
Ann Craig Scholarship in Physical Therapy
This scholarship is for students accepted for admission into the DPT program. Scholarship monies are provided for all three years of enrollment, as long as the recipient continues to demonstrate academic achievement, leadership potential, and commitment to the art and science of the Physical Therapy profession. The scholarship is available only to first generation college applicants. Department selects student and amount which is based upon available funds as determined by department official.
Margaret and Perry Ayers Scholarship
This scholarship is for a student accepted or currently enrolled into the DPT program. Criteria for the scholarship includes successful academic performance, and demonstration of exceptional interpersonal skills with classmates, faculty and patients. Department selects student enrolled in his or her third year of the DPT Program. The amount is based upon available funds as determined by Chair. Financial need may be considered.
Mitzi Zeno Award
This award is for second year students in the PT program with successful academic performance. Preference will be given to students who intend to practice in a neuro-rehabilitation setting upon graduation. Financial need may also be considered. The department chair will determine the amount of the award on an annual basis.


Last Published: Mar 12, 2021