GA-PCOM Hires Physical Therapy Program DirectorJune 30, 2016
Phillip Palmer, PT, PhD
Phillip Palmer, PT, PhD, recently assumed the role of founding director of the physical
therapy program at Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM).
With 40 years of experience in physical therapy, he recently served as a professor
in the physical therapy department at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.
In addition, Dr. Palmer has practiced in hospitals and outpatient centers in Texas,
Georgia and the Middle East and has taught at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta,
Georgia, and at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Subjects have included
anatomy, neuroscience, medical physiology, pharmacology, diagnostics, research and
physical therapy sciences. His research interests include teaching/learning effectiveness
and issues related to rehabilitation for cancer survivors.
Dr. Palmer is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Physical
Therapy Association of Georgia. He is a volunteer with the Federation of State Boards
of Physical Therapy. He has also served as a member of the Texas Board of Physical
Dr. Palmer earned a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from the University
of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, a Master of Health Education degree in
physical therapy from the Medical College of Georgia, a master of arts degree in religious
education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, and a
PhD degree in higher education with a minor in educational research from the University
of North Texas, Denton, Texas.
About PCOM Georgia
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
For more information, visit pcomgeorgiahealth.org.
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