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Physical Therapy DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and approved by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Armstrong will prepare you with the professional skills necessary in becoming a quality and qualified physical therapist. By pursuing this doctorate degree, you will gain in-depth knowledge and the necessary skills to succeed in the field. Upon program completion, you will be eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for state licensure. 

Industry Highlights

The most recently reported median annual wage for physical therapists is $81,030.

- Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Opportunities

  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Nursing Homes
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Schools
  • Wellness Centers
  • Home Health
  • Government Agencies

Armstrong Edge

Current students take advantage of the team teaching model by our licensed faculty members in preparation for the health professions. 100% of our graduates have found employement within three months following graduation.

NEWS:

Read More $5.2 Million Federal Grant to Provide Scholarships to Underserved Students in Waters College of Health Professions

(October 6, 2017) – Armstrong State University Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies Donna Brooks, Ph.D., is the recipient of a four-year U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program Grant valued at $5.2 million.

Read More Armstrong to Present Visiting Writers Series Event Featuring Elise Blackwell on Oct. 5

(September 28, 2017) - Armstrong State University’s College of Liberal Arts will present a reading by acclaimed writer Elise Blackwell. The author of five novels, including Hunger, which was named the "Best Book of 2003” by the Los Angeles Times, Blackwell will read from her latest work of fiction, The Lower Quarter

Read More New Waters College of Health Professions Facility Breaks Ground

(Aug. 29, 2017) – Armstrong State University officially broke ground earlier today on the new building that will house the Waters College of Health Professions in Savannah. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal praised the $22 million state-of-the-art facility at a ceremony attended by more than 300 community leaders, political dignitaries, faculty, staff and students.

Read More Governor Nathan Deal Approves $22 Million in Construction Funding for New College of Health Professions Center at Armstrong

(May 1, 2017) – Today, Governor Nathan Deal signed the FY18 budget for the State of Georgia, which includes $22 million in construction funding to build a health professions building on the Armstrong State University campus.

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