Mercer University Department of Physical Therapy
3001 Mercer University Drive CHP Admissions, 221 Davis Hall Atlanta GA 30341 United States
Program Description

Mercer University offers an innovative, 8-semester professional program in physical therapy which awards the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. The program is offered on Mercer's Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta, Georgia. Students benefit from low faculty-student ratios, opportunities to engage in educational and professional activities with physical therapist residents and fellows, and interaction with patients/clients in the on-campus physical therapy clinic. Mercer's DPT Program provides a comprehensive entry-level professional education, including an integrated clinical education track that consists of service-learning, integrated clinical experiences, and full-time clinical education. Mercer DPT students are actively engaged in clinical education each semester.

Please review our vision, mission, core values, and program goals for an overview of the physical therapy program via our website ( A review of the Profile of a Mercer University Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduate will allow potential applicants the opportunity to identify with our philosophical statements which we believe should personify a physical therapist. The abilities and attributes, curriculum, course offerings, and outcomes (including board examination pass rates) are available for your review.   

If you would like to attend an information session or would like more information about the program, please contact us at or visit to register for an information session.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Mercer University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) (3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: Mercer University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Dual Degrees
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DPT/MPH: Please see the website for information about the DPT/MPH combined degree program.
DPT/MBA: Please see the website for information about the DPT/MBA combined degree program.
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
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The most qualified applicants will be invited to visit the Department of Physical Therapy for an interview.
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Additional Information about Deposit
The first tuition deposit of $750 is due upon acceptance. The second tuition deposit of $750 is due 3/15/2023. $1,475 is applied to the first semester's tuition; $25 satisfies the university's matriculation fee.
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