Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at PCOM Georgia in Suwanee, GA
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Doctor of Physical Therapy at PCOM Georgia

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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) 
PCOM Georgia

The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at PCOM Georgia (Suwanee, GA) is to prepare individuals who demonstrate excellence in the practice of physical therapy, emphasize a “whole person” approach to patient management, commit to the advancement of knowledge and intellectual growth, and engage in the well-being of the community.

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The PCOM Department of Physical Therapy will be recognized for its:

  • Commitment to cultivating an inclusive learning environment that is diverse, inquisitive, dignified, and respectful and that will inspire caring graduates who advocate for all individuals in our changing healthcare environment.
  • State-of-the-art learning environment that offers the opportunity to learn “whole person” patient management through interprofessional collaboration, development and intellectual growth, as well as hands-on experiences.
  • Educational advancement for faculty, students and clinicians to promote development of exceptional healthcare professionals who are committed to life-long learning and engagement in the profession of physical therapy.

About the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at PCOM Georgia

The physical therapy program at PCOM Georgia is housed in a 12,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility on our Suwanee, Georgia campus.The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at PCOM Georgia is designed to be completed in three years. Program requirements include classroom and clinical experiences. Visit our course sequence and curriculum page for additional details.

Students at our Suwanee, Georgia location train in our modern, 12,000-square-foot Physical Therapy Education Center. The Center features state-of-the-art equipment as well as laboratories, classrooms, study spaces and more.

What Our Students Say

“PCOM’s commitment to diversity, while also taking a holistic approach to health care, strongly appealed to me.”

Joye Leader, DPT ’21

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Joye Leader, DPT ’21 portrait

“The physical therapy program at PCOM Georgia emphasized treating the person as a human first and not just the diagnosis or injury they have.”

Tatum Wilson, DPT ’21

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Tatum Wilson, DPT ’21 portrait

“I chose PCOM Georgia because it was the perfect fit for me. I have built life-long friendships here as well as lifelong mentors.”

Shivam Patel, DPT '22

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Shivam Patel, DPT '22 portrait

Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid

PCOM is committed to helping students maximize funding sources and minimize student debt. Visit our Office of Financial Aid section to learn about cost of attendance for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, types of aid available and how to apply for financial aid.

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How to Apply to the Physical Therapy Program

Visit the physical therapy program application requirements page to learn about the degree requirements, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores and other important admissions-related information.

DPT Program Graduate Profile

The graduates of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at PCOM Georgia will:

  • Provide optimal patient/client-focused care in a variety of settings across the continuum of care and in collaboration with other healthcare professionals for individuals with movement disorders.
  • Incorporate research, clinical expertise and patient/client values while addressing the needs of the "whole person" (physical, psychosocial, emotional, spiritual and socio-economic).
  • Adhere to ethical and professional standards as described by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in its core documents, as well as laws and regulations of the jurisdiction in which practice is located.
  • Advocate for the health care rights and needs of individuals and society while promoting the profession of physical therapy.
  • Engage in service to the profession, community and individuals in order to promote health, wellness and fitness.
  • Seek life-long professional development in order to maintain and enhance clinical expertise and competence.
  • Contribute to the evidence supporting physical therapy practice.
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Job Outlook for Physical Therapists

Physical therapy is one of the fastest growing professions with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a national growth rate of 21 percent between 2020 and 2030.

Growth in Georgia (2020-2030) is predicted to be 33 percent according to labor market projections. Approximately 470 positions for qualified physical therapists will be open annually in Georgia during this period.

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.

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