Physical therapists are dedicated to the prevention and rehabilitation of disability, injury, and disease specifically related to movement and function of the body. The practice of physical therapy is an integral component of healthcare.

Graduate Program Physical Therapy Program

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Admission into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program (DPT) is very competitive. Factors considered for admission include completion of a bachelor’s degree and program prerequisites, academic performance, Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, knowledge of the physical therapy profession, and a personal interview. The DPT curriculum of Georgia State University demands rigorous scholarly effort. We welcome students with different strengths and backgrounds to the program.

Curriculum  |  Degree Requirements


Doctorate in Kinesiology and Health with Concentration in Rehabilitation Science

The doctoral program in Kinesiology and Health with a concentration in Rehabilitation Science is a 49-semester hour program.  The concentration in Rehabilitation Science is only open to students currently enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions.  The program is designed to augment the existing DPT program to prepare physical therapists to teach and conduct research in areas related to physical rehabilitation, biomechanics, physiology, etc.

Degree Requirements


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Physical Therapy   AGRICULTURE IS A $69 BILLION INDUSTRY in Georgia, and may appear far removed from the asphalt and skyscrapers of downtown Atlanta. But Georgia State students help keep the farms running by caring for the migrant workers who pick the peppers, cantaloupes, cucumbers and other produce. For the past 18 summers, graduate students from the Department of Physical Therapy have made the trek as part of the Farmworker Family Health Program, a cooperative program with Emory University, the University of Georgia and other colleges. Georgia State students and faculty work alongside peers from the other schools who specialize in psychology, nursing, public health, pharmacy and dental hygiene.