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Department of Physical Therapy

College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Program Costs

ETSU DPT Program Costs - Tuition, Fee Estimates & Other Costs


Tuition & Fee Estimates

In State Tuition & Fees 

Average per semester:
$ 6,097.50 (3 semesters per year)

Average per year:
$18,292.50

Total Tuition & Fees (3 years):
$54,877.50

 

Out of State Tuition & Fees

Average per semester:
$15,352.50 (3 semesters per year)

Average per year:
$46,057.50

Average Total Tuition & Fees (3 years):
$138,172.50


Total Tuition & Fees Costs

In State:

Tuition & Fees:
$54,877.50

Other Costs:
$13,970*

Total:
$68,847.50

*Health professions fee-=$110 per credit hour - 9 semesters


Out of State:

Tuition & Fees:
$138,172.50

Other Costs:
$13,970*

Total:
$152,142.50

*Health professions fee-=$110 per credit hour - 9 semesters

Total Program Costs: To calculate the estimated TOTAL cost of the physical therapy program, add the costs outlined on the “Costs other than Tuition & Fees” to the Total Tuition Fees amounts noted above for either In State or Out of State, depending on your state residency status.

Financial Aid Resources:

ETSU Financial Aid Office
Phone: (423) 439-4300

Tuition Scholarships/Graduate Assistantships: Contact School of Graduate Studies
Phone: (423) 439-4221 Toll-Free: (855) 750-5730

Physical Therapy Specific Scholarships—applications open in 2nd year of DPT Program

  • William M. “Mac” Hensley Scholarship
  • Paul E. and Nancy Stanton Family Scholarship
  • PT Pros/Hauser Family Scholarship

ETSU DPT Student Costs above Tuition and Fees

Notes:

  1. A personal computer is required for use in class – COST VARIES - $400 to $1,000
  2. Students are required to carry personal health insurance. Costs will vary. ETSU does not offer a student policy.
  3. The PT Program begins Spring Semester of each year and runs for 9 consecutive semesters;
    1. Each Year below refers to a consecutive Spring, Summer and Fall Semester
    2. 1st year—all expenses noted occur during the Spring & summer semesters except for part of the book supplies and sometimes the TPTA travel
    3. 2nd year-Details per semester are noted for the clinical education expenses; a portion of the books and supplies occurs each semester
    4. 3rd year—expenses occur spring & summer with exceptions noted for clinical education

1st year students (minimum $2,095):

  • CPR fee (cash only) $50
  • Clinical Education Document Fee $25
  • Professional Liability Insurance $40
  • Criminal Background Check $40
  • TB test $20
  • Drug Screen $30
  • Proof of flu shot (based on insurance costs) $40
  • Professional Dues (APTA) $80
  • Books and Supplies $200 - $500
  • Summer Clinical Education Travel $500 minimum (varies)
  • TPTA meeting travel $50 - $150
  • Travel to clinical education with off campus housing for 3 weeks – varies up to $1,000
  • Clinical education site student application: $20 - $50

SOMETIMES ADDITIONAL COSTS REQUESTED BY INDIVIDUAL SITES FOR STUDENT CREDENTIAL REVIEW

2nd year students  (minimum $2,385):

  • Clinical Education Document Fee $25
  • Professional Liability Insurance $40
  • Background Check $40
  • Professional Dues $80
  • Books and Supplies $200 - $500
  • Travel/Housing to clinical education up to $2,000

Spring 4 weeks; Summer 4 weeks; Fall 10 weeks

3rd year students (minimum $2,235):

  • CPR fee (cash only)$50
  • Clinical Education Document Fee $25
  • Professional Liability Insurance $40
  • Scorebuilders $120**optional
  • Clinical Education travel/housing up to $2,000

Spring 12 weeks; Fall 14 weeks

Travel/Living Expenses

Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to all clinical experiences as well as their own living expenses during those clinical experiences. At times, the (CCCE) may be able to assist the student with housing arrangements. It is the responsibility of the student to secure housing. Information on possible stipends can be found on the Clinical Site Information Form (CSIF) on file in the clinical education office.

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