M.Sc. On Campus

Physical Therapy

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

12 months
Tuition fee
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The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to serve the public with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region by preparing qualified practitioners and engaging in clinical care, service and research.


Physical therapy is a unique and vital health profession concerned with health promotion, prevention of physical disabilities and the habilitation/rehabilitation of person disabled by pain, disease, or injury. 

The Physical therapy program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is defined as the assessment, evaluation, treatment and prevention of physical disability, pain and movement dysfunction resulting from injury, disease, disability, or other health related conditions.

Physical Therapy includes:

  • The performance and interpretation of tests and measurements to assess pathophysiological, pathomechanical, electrophysiological, ergonomic, and developmental deficits of bodily systems to determine diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention.
  • The planning, administration, and modification of therapeutic interventions that focus on posture, locomotion, strength, endurance, cardiopulmonary function, balance, coordination, joint mobility, flexibility, pain, healing and repair, and functional abilities in daily living skills, including work.
  • The provision of consultative, educational, research and other advisory service

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Pathology for Physical Therapists
  • Principles of Research
  • Neurobiology for Physical Therapists
  • Fundamentals of Physical Therapy
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Therapy
  • Applied Exercise Physiology for Physical Therapists
  • Gross Anatomy for Physical Therapists
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise
  • Physical Therapy in Neurological Disorders I
  • Physical Evaluation Procedures
  • Applied Pathology
  • Kinesiology/Pathokinesiology
  • Physical Therapy in Orthopedics I
  • Fundamentals of Imaging for Physical Therapists
  • Evidence-Based Practice I
  • Physical Therapy in Neurological Disorders II
  • Evidence-Based Practice II
  • Service Learning in Physical Therapy I
  • Clinical Internship I 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For non-US applicants, official test scores should be sent directly from the contributing source and not by the student. Official transcripts and three recommendation letters are required.
  • Transcripts from any non-US institution must be verified and certified to generate a grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale. Verification must be completed before matriculation. Service agencies include, but are not limited to, Educational Credit Evaluation (ECE) and World Education Services (WES). A document-by-document certification is not acceptable. These agencies charge a fee for their service.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Memphis

955 - 1582 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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