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PHILLIP B. PALMER, PT, PHD
Department of Physical Therapy
Professor and Chair


Phillip B. Palmer, PT, PhD

Contact

Email: phillippa@pcom.edu
Office: 770-682-2305
Publications and Selected Works

Dr. Palmer assumed his position as founding director of the physical therapy program at the Georgia Campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine on June 1, 2016. With 40 years of experience in physical therapy (PT), he has practiced at hospitals and outpatient centers in Texas, Georgia, and in the Middle East. He also taught in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences in Gaza. He served as a PT consultant in Beirut, Lebanon and was the PT for a semi-professional basketball team in Larnaca, Cyprus. While in Bethlehem (West Bank), Dr. Palmer developed a PT program that was implemented at Bethlehem University. He has also taught at the Medical College of Georgia, Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, and the University of North Georgia.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy (Higher Education), University of North Texas
    • Master of Arts (Religious Education), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • Master of Health Education (Physical Therapy), Augusta University (previously MCG)
    • Bachelor of Science (Physical Therapy), University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston
  • Research

    Current research focuses on the role of rehabilitation in helping cancer survivors improve their quality of life. Other areas of interest include innovation in physical therapy education and regulation of professional licenses.

  • Awards

    • Outstanding Service Award, presented by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, 2015
    • President’s Award, presented by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, 2013
    • Outstanding Service Award, presented by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, 2010
    • Inducted into the Academy of Advanced Item Writers of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, 2008
    • Recipient of the William Gould Memorial Faculty Award for the Outstanding Physical Therapist Educator in Texas. Awarded by the Texas Physical Therapy Association (2003)
    • Elected to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, 1998
  • Memberships

    • American Physical Therapy Association, Member
    • Physical Therapy Association of Georgia, Member
    • Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, Associate Member