Carol A. Miller PT, PhD, GCS | PCOM Georgia Faculty
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Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Miller assumed her position as professor and Director of Clinical Education at the Georgia Campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in July 2016. She transitioned her position in the physical therapy department to Professor and Director of Curriculum & Instruction, following the hiring of an Associate Director of Clinical Education in July 2017.

Dr. Miller is a board-certified clinical specialist in geriatrics from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and was awarded her second re-certification in 2016. With extensive experience in the rehabilitation, sub-acute and outpatient care settings, her areas of clinical expertise include geriatrics, especially amputee management, gait analysis and balance/fall risk, diabetic foot care, and arthritis/osteoporosis management. Prior to full-time teaching, she worked at ATC Northside as Clinical Coordinator of Clinical Education/Staff PT and at Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Boston, MA.

Dr. Miller has comprehensive experience in curriculum design and development and taught a variety of clinical and professional courses in physical therapy at the University of North Georgia. She also teaches as visiting lecturer at Georgia Tech Prosthetic and Orthotics Program.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health and Human Behavior, Walden University, 2001
  • Master of Science in Orthopedics/Sports Physical Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions, 1994
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Boston University, 1984


Dr. Miller is actively engaged in researching effective interventions for enhancing gait, balance, and health and wellness for individuals living with lower limb loss and in investigating quality of life issues for older adults.


  • Awarded Geriatric Clinical Specialist Certification [20 year recertification], American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2016
  • Outstanding Teacher – Student Government Association, North Georgia College & State University, 2011
  • Distinguished Professor of Teaching & Learning – North Georgia College & State University, 2005.
  • Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa Society, North Georgia College, 2001


  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Member
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, Clinical Content Expert in Geriatrics.
  • Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG), Member
  • Amputee Coalition, Life Member & Scientific Medical Advisory Board
      • Member of Research, Education, and Quality of Life Committees


  • Scientific Peer Reviewer for Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs [CDRMP]; Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program [OPORP], January 2017.