Physical Therapy, DPT

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Georgia Southern University is a full-time, nine-semester program that is comprised of academic coursework and three full-time clinical affiliations (with a minimum of 31 weeks of full-time clinical practice), in addition to other smaller clinical experiences. Upon completion of the program, all students are awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. All program graduates are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for state licensure in all jurisdictions.  Admission is limited to 36 students per class.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is offered at the Armstrong Campus in Savannah. In January 2018, Armstrong State University merged with Georgia Southern University to become Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus.

Program Contact Information:
Admissions Contact
Elizabeth Varner
Phone: 912-344-3220


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Admission Requirements/Documents

This program participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application System (PTCAS). To learn more about the PTCAS application process and apply online, please visit the PTCAS website, Applicants do not complete the Georgia Southern University Graduate Studies application.

Applicants must review Georgia Southern University’s program prerequisites and application requirements and directions on the PTCAS program page.

The following documents are required to apply for admission to the DPT program:

1. Complete Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) application
2. Official transcripts from every college and university attended
3. Official Graduate Record Examination score reports sent to School Code 7813. GRE scores sent to any other code, including 5253 (the general Georgia Southern University Code), will not be added to your application.
4. Three reference forms, one of which must be completed by a physical therapist who has observed and supervised the applicant in a clinical setting.
5. Documentation of physical therapy observation hours
6. PTCAS application fee
ALL application documents will be collected by PTCAS.
*International transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) through the PTCAS application. Select the WES ‘course by course’ option with grades. Please check the PTCAS website for specific instructions about transcripts.



Program applications for the 2018-19 admissions cycle will be available on PTCAS ( in early July 2018. The Georgia Southern University Graduate Studies application is not used. Applicants admitted during this cycle will begin the program in May 2019.

Georgia Southern University DPT program accepts and reviews both Early Decision and Regular Decision applications. The PTCAS application and required documentation must be submitted by the deadlines below. All application deadlines are firm. If your application is not submitted by the deadline, it cannot be considered for admission.

Application Deadlines:

Early Decision Application Deadline: August 15, 2018
GRE Deadline for Early Decision: July 30, 2018

Regular Decision Application Deadline: October 1, 2018
GRE Deadline for Regular Decision: Mid-September, 2018 (specific date to be set by PTCAS)

Last updated: 10/2/2018

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