The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of North Georgia participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). To learn more about the PTCAS application process and apply online, please visit the the PTCAS website at: www.PTCAS.org. Early decision deadline date is 08/15/15. Firm decision deadline date is 10/15/15. Applications for the DPT class entering in May 2016 will be accepted beginning July 1, 2015 and are reviewed using a ‘rolling’ admissions process. Under this process, applications are considered as soon as they are complete. To be considered, applications must be complete in PTCAS. Enrollment is limited to 30 students/class year and it is likely that the incoming class will be filled in mid Fall 2015. Once the incoming class has been fully enrolled, qualified candidates will be placed on an alternate list as they are ranked. Interviews generally are conducted in September, October and November and additional interviews may be conducted in January as needed. It is in the prospective student’s best interest to complete and submit all application materials early.
All potential applicants are encouraged to learn as much as possible about the University of North Georgia program before applying. Because all PT programs are unique, learning about the University of North Georgia’s Physical Therapy program will help a potential applicant decide if the program meets one’s individual learning expectations.
In that regard, the University of North Georgia Department of Physical Therapy conducts a Pre-application Advisement process for potential applicants enrolled at the University of North Georgia or other institutions. The advisement can be done by email. The intent is to allow interested individuals an opportunity to determine eligibility and begin the discovery process regarding "good fit". We are happy to entertain inquiries or visits to our campus. Please check our web site regarding specific Physical Therapy Department dates for Open House.
Additional resources for UNG's Doctor of Physical Therapy program can be found in UNG's Graduate Catalog.
To inquire about any specifics of the program or to arrange visits, please contact by letter, telephone, or email:
University of North Georgia
Lynn Youngblood, Admissions/Academic Advisor
Department of Physical Therapy
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, Georgia 30597
|Regular Admission Requirements|
|Required Prerequisite Courses|
Prerequisites include completion of a Baccalaureate Degree from any accredited college and the following prerequisite courses:
Full academic year of the following with labs:
One course in:
Recommended Prerequisite Courses
Recommended courses (not required) may be selected from:
The successful candidate will generally have a high Prerequisite Course GPA (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics); documented leadership abilities; an 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; a Bachelor's Degree by the time of matriculation; and demonstrated commitment to learning to be a skilled generalist with a focus on rural practice.
Applications are available from the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) at: http://www.ptcas.org
|Accepted Applicants to Our Program|
Once an applicant has been offered a seat in the next entering class, the applicant must submit as instructed in his/her acceptance letter the following to Graduate Studies:
The address of the Graduate Studies is:
University of North Georgia