Department of Physical Therapy

A physical therapy education program is under development at the Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM). If candidacy status is granted, GA-PCOM hopes to admit its first group of students to the physical therapy program in June 2018.

More information about the plans for the physical therapy program at GA-PCOM is available on our frequently asked questions (FAQs) page.



Accreditation Status

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. On December 1, 2017, the program submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.


Department of Physical Therapy
Georgia Campus
625 Old Peachtree Road
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: 770-682-2305 | Fax: 770-682-2308

Phillip B. Palmer, PT, PhD
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy

Carol A. Miller, PT, PhD, GCS
Professor and Director of Curriculum & Instruction