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Physical Therapy Schools in California

There are 14 California schools offering physical therapy programs. In 2010, 695 students graduated with degrees from California physical therapy schools. 461 of all these students graduated with doctoral degrees and 226 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 637 students graduate from programs in this state in physical therapy each year. This accounts for 8% of physical therapy students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, eight students graduated with physical therapy certificates, 226 with a degree at the master's level, and 461 with a doctorate level degree.

14 physical therapy schools are in this state. And out of these, eight schools are private, while six schools are public. Tuition at a public physical therapy school varies from $4,810 to $5,195, while tuition at a private physical therapy school varies from $28,800 to $38,524.

Average tuition for programs in physical therapy is $18,098. While the lowest tuition in this coastal state, which is $4,810 each year, is at California State University-Long Beach, the highest tuition for physical therapy programs, which is $38,524 each year, is at Chapman University.

California schools offer certificates, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for students pursing physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 637 students graduate from programs in this state in physical therapy each year. This accounts for 8% of physical therapy students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, eight students graduated with physical therapy certificates, 226 with a degree at the master's level, and 461 with a doctorate level degree.

Physical Therapy Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 3
  • Certificate 2007: 15
  • Certificate 2008: 14
  • Certificate 2009: 13
  • Certificate 2010: 8
  • Master 2006: 232
  • Master 2007: 197
  • Master 2008: 185
  • Master 2009: 220
  • Master 2010: 226
  • Doctorate 2006: 276
  • Doctorate 2007: 337
  • Doctorate 2008: 381
  • Doctorate 2009: 405
  • Doctorate 2010: 461

Physical Therapy Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 21 programs in physical therapy. Of these programs, about 47.6% are programs at the doctorate level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level.

Physical Therapy Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 2
  • Master: 9
  • Doctorate: 10

Career Trends

Physical Therapists — Salary by Percentile

Physical Therapists — Salary by Percentile

Physical Therapists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 61320
  • 25th Percentile: 72170
  • Median: 84260
  • 75th Percentile: 96580
  • 90th Percentile: 111220

Career Trends

Physical Therapists — Employment Trend

Physical Therapists — Employment Trend

Physical Therapists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 73940
  • Median Salary 2007: 76950
  • Median Salary 2008: 80040
  • Median Salary 2009: 81530
  • Median Salary 2010: 84260
  • Total Employed 2006: 13510
  • Total Employed 2007: 14110
  • Total Employed 2008: 13680
  • Total Employed 2009: 14250
  • Total Employed 2010: 14860

California vs National Physical Therapy Employment

California vs National Physical Therapy Employment

  • Employed in California: 8.243% (14860)

Physical Therapy Schools in California

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1. California State University - Fresno

5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740
(559) 278-4240

California State University-Fresno offers one program in physical therapy and this university is near the center of the city. This university is one of 28 research universities in California. Fresno State is the third biggest institution in the state of California offering physical therapy in terms of programs.

2. Mount St Mary's College

12001 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1599
(310) 954-4000

Mount St Mary's College is near Los Angeles, CA and MSMC offers one program in physical therapy. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in physical therapy.

3. Samuel Merritt University

3100 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 869-6511

Samuel Merritt University, which is near the center of the city, is in Oakland, CA and it offers one physical therapy program. In terms of programs, SMU is the fifth largest institution in the state of California offering physical therapy.

4. The Western University of Health Sciences

309 E 2nd St
Pomona, CA 91766-1854
(909) 623-6116

The Western University of Health Sciences is in the center of Pomona and it offers one program in physical therapy. Overall, 2,917 students pursue degrees in ten programs at WesternU. In terms of enrollment, WesternU ranks eighth in the state of California.

5. The University of California - San Francisco

500 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143-0244
(415) 476-9000

The University of California-San Francisco is near the center of the city. This university offers two physical therapy programs. More specifically, this specialized university offers one degree at the master's level in physical therapy to students and one degree at the doctorate level in physical therapy. 3,024 students pursue degrees in 33 University of California-San Francisco programs, overall.

6. The University of the Pacific

3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211-0197
(209) 946-2011

The University of the Pacific offers one program in physical therapy and UOP, which is near the center of the city, is in Stockton, CA. 6,717 students seek degrees in 79 UOP programs, overall. This school ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

7. Advanced College

13180 Paramount Blvd.
South Gate, CA 90280
(562) 408-6969

Advanced College is in the suburbs of South Gate, California and it offers one program in physical therapy. 225 students pursue degrees in 14 Advanced College programs, overall. In terms of programs, this school is the largest institution in the state of California offering physical therapy.

8. Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA 92350
(909) 558-1000

Loma Linda University is in the suburbs of Loma Linda, California. It offers two physical therapy programs. Of those, LLU offers one degree at the master's level in physical therapy to students and one doctorate level degree in physical therapy. 4,266 students pursue degrees in 145 programs at this school, overall. This school is the second largest institution in the state of California offering physical therapy in terms of programs.

9. Azusa Pacific University

901 E Alosta
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
(626) 969-3434

Azusa Pacific University is located in the suburbs of Azusa, California. It offers two programs in physical therapy. Of those, APU offers one master's level physical therapy degree to students and one doctorate level degree in physical therapy. It is a 4-year institution. It is the seventh biggest institution in the state of California offering physical therapy.

10. Chapman University

One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 997-6815

Chapman University is located in the center of Orange and it offers one physical therapy program. In terms of enrollment, it ranks fourth in the state of California.

11. Fresno Pacific University

1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, CA 93702-4709
(559) 453-2000

Founded in 1944, Fresno Pacific University is a 4-year institution. Fresno Pacific, which is near the center of the city, is in Fresno, CA. This school offers two certificates, one degree at the associates level, 65 bachelors level degrees, and 18 masters level degrees to students. In 2010, 3,356 students pursued degrees from the 80 programs at Fresno Pacific. Fresno Pacific offers subjects such as sports management and accounting. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits this school.

12. San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 338-1111

San Francisco State University is 4.8 miles from the center of the city. SF State offers two physical therapy programs. More specifically, this university offers students one master's level degree in physical therapy and one physical therapy degree at the doctorate level. This research university is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering physical therapy.

13. California State University - Sacramento

6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819-2694
(916) 278-6011

California State University-Sacramento is near the heart of downtown and it offers one program in physical therapy. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, it is the fifth biggest institution in the state of California offering physical therapy.

14. California State University - Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
(562) 985-4111

California State University-Long Beach is 2.6 miles from the center of the city and it offers one program in physical therapy. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. The Beach ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

15. California State University - Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-1200

California State University-Northridge offers one program in physical therapy and this school is located in the center of Northridge. It is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of California offering physical therapy.