Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
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.
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 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
“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
“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
“With physical therapy, I am able to develop strong bonds with my patients and it's
not just me doing exercises or manipulations; I'm also getting to know them on a personal
Jedera Nwoke (DPT '24)
“PCOM has helped me accomplish my goals by giving me the proper resources through
clinical experiences, networking opportunities, accountability and relationships needed
Zelma Angelique Estrada-Womack, DPT '23
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. Prospective students may also view program costs and student loan debt information
in PCOM Doctor of Physical Therapy Financial Fact Sheet (PDF).
Total Estimated Tuition and Fees
Financial aid is available for up to 100% of the estimated cost of attendance.
How to Apply to the Physical Therapy Program
DPT Program Graduate Profile
The graduates of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at PCOM Georgia will:
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- 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
- Incorporate research, clinical expertise and patient/client values while addressing
the needs of the "whole person" (physical, psychosocial, emotional, spiritual and
- 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.
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.
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: email@example.com; website: capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 770-682-2368
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