Welcome to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Augusta University! Since our inception in 1973, we have proudly cultivated skilled physical therapy practitioners for over 50 years. Augusta University is like no other as Georgia’s only public university with an academic medical center, being just one of the four public research-intensive universities in the state, and being home to our own cyber campus. Our clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) curriculum is designed around a movement-based approach, the curriculum offering numerous clinical immersion experiences and three full-time clinical rotations, all within a comprehensive 33-month (2.5 years) educational journey.

The Augusta University DPT program is dedicated to cultivating autonomous, self-directed, and resilient lifelong learners prepared to meet the evolving demands of healthcare. With just 42 seats available each year, we ensure a personalized learning environment in the classroom. Our faculty are committed to developing physical therapists who deliver high-quality care to a diverse range of clients. Our graduates have consistently excelled on the National Physical Therapy Licensure Examination, with many cohorts achieving a 100% pass rate on their first attempt.

We pride ourselves on a holistic admissions process, although we do have specific benchmarks for admission criteria. All candidates must meet minimum GPA and GRE scores to be considered for an interview. Please review these minimum criteria before applying. Ensure that your PTCAS application is fully complete before submission, as incomplete applications will not be processed. According to PTCAS rules, any incomplete courses will be scored as a “C” and considered part of a completed application.

The Augusta University DPT faculty are here to support you. If you have any questions about our program, please do not hesitate to reach out. We encourage you to apply through PTCAS when you are ready.

Dustin Cox, PT, DPT, PhD