Frequently Asked Questions About Physical Therapy and the DPT Program at PCOM Georgia
View answers to frequently asked questions about the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at PCOM Georgia. For information about the admissions process including prerequisites,
undergraduate degree requirements and more, please visit the application requirements page.
What is a physical therapist?
Physical therapists are healthcare professionals who are considered to be movement
specialists. Using a variety of clinical applications, physical therapists help to
restore, maintain and promote physical function. They work in a variety of different
settings including hospitals, clinics, home health providers, schools, work settings,
nursing homes and sports facilities. More detailed information about the role of a
physical therapist can be found on the website sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
How much does a physical therapist make?
The median salary for a physical therapist varies depending on the geographic region
in which the therapist is working, employment setting (i.e., hospital, outpatient
facility), years of experience and other factors. See also:
What is the job outlook for physical therapists?
How do I become a physical therapist?
The required degree to enter the field is a Doctor of Physical Therapy. You must first complete a baccalaureate degree and seek admission to a physical
therapy education program that is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of
Physical Therapy Education. Most programs require three years of education after the
baccalaureate. APTA provides a wealth of information on the education of physical therapists.
Once you have graduated, you will have to be licensed to practice in your state of
residence. This requires passing the National Physical Therapy Exam administered by
the Federation of State Boards (FSBPT). Information about licensure and the examination
can be found on the FSBPT web site. See also:
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How long is the physical therapy program?
The physical therapy program at PCOM Georgia is designed to be completed in three
years. Visit the curriculum and course sequence page to view additional information including curriculum components and courses.
How do I apply to the physical therapy program at PCOM Georgia?
How do I learn more about PCOM Georgia's physical therapy program?
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.