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Department of Physical Therapy

ThePCOM Department of Physical Therapyis dedicated to providing a state-of-the-art learning environment that offers the opportunity for “whole person” patient management through hands-on experiences, interprofessional collaboration and intellectual growth.

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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is designed to be completed in three years and includes classroom and clinical components.

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Department of Physical Therapy
PCOM Georgia
625 Old Peachtree Road
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: 770-682-2305 | Fax: 770-682-2308
Email: PTinfo@pcom.edu

Staff

Melissa Tavilla
Academic Coordinator
Phone:770-682-2368 | Email:melissata@pcom.edu

Kimberly Frazier
Administrative Assistant
Phone:770-682-2306 | Email:kimberlyfr@pcom.edu

Accreditation Status

The Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy at PCOM Georgia is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 770-682-2368 or email ptinfo@pcom.edu.

Department Faculty

Alaina Bell, PT, DPT portrait

Alaina Bell, PT, DPT

Instructor

Phone: 770-682-7724

Email: alainabe@pcom.edu

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Elizabeth Chaffin PT, DPT, ATC

Assistant Director of Clinical Education
Assistant Professor

Phone: 770-682-2305

Email: elizabech@pcom.edu

Shelley DiCecco, PT, PhD, CLT-LANA, CI-CS portrait

Shelley DiCecco, PT, PhD, CLT-LANA, CI-CS

Assistant Professor

Phone: 470-387-7720

Email: shelleydi@pcom.edu

Philip Fabrizio, PT, DPT, EdD portrait

Philip Fabrizio, PT, DPT, EdD

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Phone: 770-682-2307

Email: philipfa@pcom.edu

Ruth Maher, PT, PhD, DPT portrait

Ruth Maher, PT, PhD, DPT

Chair, Physical Therapy Program
Professor

Phone: 770-682-2379

Email: Ruthma1@pcom.edu

Carol Miller, PT, PhD portrait

Carol Miller, PT, PhD

Professor
Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Phone: 770-682-2304

Email: carolmil@pcom.edu

Teresa Pierce, PT, DPT portrait

Teresa Pierce, PT, DPT

Assistant Professor

Phone: 470-387-7722

Email: teresapi@pcom.edu

Melisa Smith, PT, DPT portrait

Melisa Smith, PT, DPT

Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Clinical Education

Phone: 470-387-7723

Email: melisasm@pcom.edu

Jeanne Welch, PT, DPT portrait

Jeanne Welch, PT, DPT

Professor

Phone: 470-387-7721

Email: jeannewe1@pcom.edu

Jennifer Wiley, PT, DPT, DHSc portrait

Jennifer Wiley, PT, DPT, DHSc

Director of Clinical Education
Associate Professor

Phone: 770-682-2313

Email: jennifewi@pcom.edu

Associated Faculty

Joseph M Powers, MD, FAAP

CAQ Sports Medicine

Karlyn J Green, PT, DPT

Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Board-Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist

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