Graduate Studies

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

DPT banner image

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 www.APTA.org. 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 finaid-dah@ung.edu or 706-864-1412 or visit the Financial Aid website.

Length of Program

130 semester hours

Tuition

Application Deadlines

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

Campus

Dahlonega

Quick Links

Program Contact

Lynn Youngblood
Physical Therapy Department
Lynn.Youngblood@ung.edu
706-864-1863 (phone)
706-864-1493 (fax)

Doctor of Physical Therapy UNG Flyer

UNG follows Section 508 Standards and WCAG 2.0 for web accessibility. If you require the content on this web page in another format, please contact the ADA Coordinator.