• Institute for Physical Therapy Education

    • One University Place
    • Chester, PA 19013
    • tel: 610-499-1277
    • fax: 610-499-1231
  • Robin Dole, PT, DPT, EdD, PCS

  • Jeanne Nolan

Tuition & Expenses

Estimated expenses for full-time students enrolled in the physical therapy doctoral program are outlined below.

Please note that the expenses are subject to change on an annual basis.


844.00 per credit

1st year: 42 credits

2nd year: 44 credits

3rd year: 34 credits

Estimated Expenses
Clinic Transportation $    300.00 – $ 500.00 (approx/per year)
Books and Supplies $ 1,800.00 (approx/ per year)
Parking Permit    $   140.00 (Commuter per year)
General Student Fee $     25.00 (per semester)
New Student Fee $     25.00 (first year only)
Technology Fee $   154.00 (per semester)
Housing (optional)  $ 5,000.00 (approx/per semester)
University Health Insurance  $ 2,000.00 (approx/full year)*
APTA Membership Fee   $     75.00 (plus State dues)

*Health Insurance is mandatory for students to attend clinical internships.

Unless you are currently covered under another plan, students are expected to enroll in the University plan. Information will be sent to each student enrolled in the program pertaining to types of coverage available.