Graduate Studies

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

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The University of North Georgia offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to sit for the national licensure examination in physical therapy.  More information regarding physical therapy as a career may be obtained through Visit the DPT program website for additional program information.

Quick Facts

  • New students admitted summer semesters.
  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
  • 130 semester-hour program.
  • Nine consecutive semesters, including three summer semesters.
  • Candidates are accepted from varied undergraduate disciplines; however, all prerequisite courses must be satisfactorily met.
  • Licensure examination pass rate.

Successful DPT candidate has

  • High prerequisite course grade point average (biology, chemistry, physics, statistics).
  • Documented leadership abilities.
  • Abundance of courses above the 300 level.
  • Evidence of embracing cultural diversity.
  • Life and self-directed work experiences compatible with taking responsibility for one's own behavior and education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to learning to be a skilled generalist with a focus on rural practice.

Applying to UNG's DPT program

Graduate Admissions Procedures

  • Department of Physical Therapy at UNG participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application System (PTCAS).
  • 7732 is the code to select for submission of GRE scores.
  • Submit the DPT supplemental form to UNG.
  • On-campus interviews are a final step in the application process - the DPT program will notify applicants. 
  • Notification from the DPT program will be sent to all applicants verifying acceptance or denial.
  • Documents submitted to UNG become the property of the university and will not be returned.
  • Meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for degree-seeking, regularly admitted graduate students enrolled in minimum of five hours.  For details and applications, contact the UNG Student Financial Aid Office at or 706-864-1412 or visit the Financial Aid website.

Length of Program

130 semester hours


Application Deadlines

  • Rolling Admissions - Applications considered once complete
  • Early Decision
    Deadline –
    August 15
  • Final Deadline –
    October 15



Quick Links

Program Contact

Lynn Youngblood
Physical Therapy Department
706-864-1863 (phone)
706-864-1493 (fax)

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