Doctor of Physical Therapy

North Georgia College & State University offers an accredited entry level program leading to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. The curriculum consists of nine semesters,130 semester hours, and utilizes a hybrid Problem Based Learning format. Evidence Based Practice and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Core values are emphasized throughout the curriculum and are role modeled and practiced in the North Georgia Faculty Practice. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to sit for the national licensure examination in Physical Therapy. For more information regarding physical therapy as a career may be obtained through

For additional program information or to schedule a campus visit, call the Office of the Programmatic Admissions Coordinator, Department of Physical Therapy 706- 864-1863, e-mail, or write to the Office of the Programmatic Admissions Coordinator, Department of Physical Therapy, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, GA 30597-1001.

Graduate Admissions Procedures

Application materials may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions or from the North Georgia website Applicants must pay a one-time, non-refundable application fee. Admission requirements are listed below. When all application materials required to make an admission decision have been received by the Office of Graduate Admissions, notification will be sent to the applicant and a copy of all materials will be forwarded to the program. Upon review, a letter from the Physical Therapy program will be sent notifying prospective students of admission application review status.

Students who are admitted to the program but do not enroll within one year of acceptance must reapply through the Office of Graduate Admissions. Students who were previously enrolled but have not been in attendance within the last three semesters must also reapply. All documents and materials submitted to fulfill the application requirements for entry to a program at North Georgia become the property of the university and will not be returned. These materials are kept for one year for incomplete application files and for three years for completed and accepted applicants, but who did not enrolled.


Students must submit a completed Graduate Admissions application in the fall for the class to enter the following summer semester. Application plus all supporting application forms are available through the Office of Graduate Admissions at The deadline for application is published on the website.