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Don Walsh, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

Title: Associate Professor
Phone: 706-864-1479

Office: Health and Natural Sciences 466, Dahlonega


Dr. Walsh began at the University of North Georgia in 2014 and is currently Associate Professor and Co-Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE).

Prior to joining the faculty at UNG, Dr. Walsh worked as Director of Outpatient Rehab at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.  He has extensive experience in the areas of orthopedics and spine.

Dr. Walsh earned his Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Arcadia University in 2013, a post-professional Master of Science degree in Biomechanical Trauma from Lynn University/University of Miami in 1997, and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Kean University/Rutgers University in 1987.

As a member of the APTA since 1985, Dr. Walsh became an ABPTS Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics in 1998 and was recertified in 2008.  He is also certified by the APTA as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor.  A current member of PTAG, Dr. Walsh has held many leadership roles including Delegate, District Director, Programming Chair, and Vice President.  He has held other leadership positions including service as a CARF surveyor from 2000 – 2006 and as a member, cognizant member, and President of the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy from 2006-2012.

Dr. Walsh’s current teaching responsibilities include: Clinical Education I, II, and III, Musculoskeletal Extremity and Spine, and Foundational Science Courses related to his clinical expertise.

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