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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.

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Read More Savor Tuscany: Armstrong Introduces New Semester Abroad Program in Siena, Italy

(October 24, 2016) – Beginning in the spring semester 2017, Armstrong State University will offer a new semester abroad program in Siena, Italy. Students will take classes via Armstrong’s long-time partner, the Dante Alighieri Institute. The 12-week program, which runs from January 22 through April 14, 2017, is open to all Armstrong students, as well as University System of Georgia transient students, and offers a full roster of semester credits.

Read More College of Education Alumni Honored as 2017 Teachers of the Year

(April 4, 2016) – At a special Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools gala, 28 of Armstrong's College of Education alumni were honored as school-level Teachers of the Year. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education President Jolene Byrne told attendees that this honor is given in recognition and appreciation of the teachers' service to students and families.

Read More Start Strong, Start Now Registration Event

(February 11, 2016) - Armstrong will host a one-day Start Strong, Start Now registration event for the Spring 2016 mini-mester on Friday, February 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the lobby of Victor Hall, located on Armstrong's main campus at 11935 Abercorn St. This event helps new students apply, get admitted and sign up for classes.

Read More Georgia Game Changers Injury Screens

(December 18, 2015) - First year students in our DPT program conducted screenings at Georgia Game Changers. The students performed Functional Movement Screens (FMS) and Y-Balance tests on approximately (50) participants. Participants included recreational runners, high school track runners, and the general public. These screenings provided the students with an opportunity to provide a community service and practice new skills.

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