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Physical Therapy

With a Doctor of Physical Therapy you’ll be prepared to diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities in individuals of all ages.

Physical therapists work in a wide variety of different environments, including hospitals, nursing homes, private practices and work settings.

By choosing to earn your Doctor of Physical Therapy from Augusta University’s College of Allied Health Sciences, you’ll be part of a program with a 100% overall licensure pass rate and a 100% employment rate 12 months post-graduation.

Physical Therapy is for you if you consider yourself

Adventurous and Active
Helpful and Nurturing
Innovative and Cutting-edge



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What You'll Study


Students in Augusta University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program will complete 115 credit hours over eight semesters, including 32 weeks of clinical experience.

After successfully completing the program, graduates must pass the National Physical Therapy Examination to become licensed.

Curriculum | Admissions Criteria | Tuition and Fees | Application Deadlines

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Full-time clinical education experiences help students develop and hone their clinical skills in the real-world settings they’ll encounter after graduation.

The Physical Therapy Student Association provides a variety of opportunities for students to participate in community service events.


Student Success

The physical therapy program has an ultimate licensure pass-rate of 100% and an employment rate of 100%.


Scholarship Opportunities

Students are eligible for a variety of different university-wide awards and scholarships as well as college and department-specific assistance.


Dynamic Location

Augusta University is the only public university in Georgia with an academic medical center and is one of only four public research universities in the state. 


Accomplished Faculty

Physical therapy faculty are recognized educators, researchers and clinical experts who are committed to providing innovative opportunities for student learning and professional growth.

Your Future

Career Options

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for physical therapists is projected to rise much faster than average through 2031. 

Admissions Criteria at a Glance

GPA: Minimum 3.0 (out of 4.0) cumulative GPA or 3.4 GPA over the last 40 hours of coursework completed; and minimum GPA of 3.0 in the prerequisite science/statistics courses.

Degree Requirement: A bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than physical therapy prior to enrollment, preferably from a regionally accredited US institution.

Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Unofficial transcripts from US colleges and universities can be used in the admissions review process in lieu of official transcripts for this program.

Standardized Test Requirements: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores:  145 verbal, 144 quantitative and 3.5 percentile in analytical. 

Letters of Recommendation: Recommendations from three individuals must be submitted through the application portal.

Practical Experience: 70 hours of observational, volunteer or other work experiences in physical therapy setting.

International Students: Please review the verification process for international transcripts and the english proficiency requirement.

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*Tuition & Fees listed here are for in-state students enrolling in the university for Fall 2024 semester.

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Application Deadlines

Fall 2025 Admissions Cycle

  • June 16 - December 15, 2024

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

Enrollment is limited to 42 learners/class year. It is in the prospective learner's best interest to complete and submit all application materials as early as possible. Please plan for at least 15 days for us to receive GRE scores.  Applications must contain all items above to be considered complete, late applications will not be considered.

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Why Augusta?

An emphasis on clinical education exposes you to real-world environments that can vault you to the top of the job market.

An established program with celebrated faculty means you’re prepared for the challenges of whatever work environment you choose.

Research and community service opportunities give you the hands-on experience employers are looking for.

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