Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to be part of a program that
trains physical therapists who are committed to patient-centered care and community
service? The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at PCOM Georgia (Suwanee, GA) can help you meet these goals.
Our mission is to develop practitioners who excel in the practice of physical therapy
while taking a holistic approach to patient care. Our program is not just about becoming
a physical therapist; it's about committing to lifelong learning and growth, and making
a positive impact on the communities you serve. Join us as we work to transform lives
and promote well-being.
The PCOM Department of Physical Therapy is committed to:
- Cultivating an inclusive learning environment.
- Inspiring caring graduates who advocate for all individuals.
- Providing a state-of-the-art learning environment.
- Offering the opportunity to learn “whole person” patient management.
- Promoting life-long learning and engagement in the profession of physical therapy.
About the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at PCOM Georgia
Our program is designed to be completed in three years. Our students complete classroom
and clinical experiences. Visit our course sequence and curriculum page for additional details.
As a student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, you will train at our Suwanee,
Georgia location 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).
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 17 percent between 2021 and 2031.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 770-682-2368
or email email@example.com.