Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Suwanee - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program 625 Old Peachtree Road NW Suwanee GA 30024 United States
Phone+1 866.282.4544
Phone 2 +1 678.225.7500
Private
CAPTE Candidate
Program Description
The mission of the developing physical therapy program at PCOM is to prepare individuals who demonstrate excellence in the practice of physical therapy, emphasize a "whole person" approach to patient management, commit to the advancement of knowledge and intellectual growth, and engage in the well-being of the community.

The DPT program equips students with the technical skills and knowledge needed to work in a variety of health care settings. Critical thinking and evidence-based practice are primary focuses of the program. Pairing these emphases with a variety of opportunities for clinical learning provides the experience necessary to practice care on the front lines of health. PCOM's collaborative environment, family atmosphere and academic support nurture student success.

The program's location at the Georgia Campus in Suwanee is also home to osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician's assistant and biomedical sciences education programs. This provides the opportunity for interaction of the physical therapy students with other health care providers, fostering development of a collaborative approach to care that is required in today's health care arena. The osteopathic tradition complements the physical therapy program by further emphasizing a campus-wide focus on wellness-oriented, whole-person care at every stage of life.
The DPT program is designed to be completed in three years, and includes both coursework and experiential learning in a variety of settings. As part of the 140 credit hours, students gain "real-world" experience through participation in 36 weeks of full-time clinical education. Students may also enhance their learning of physical therapy practice through participation in elective courses.

The DPT program's emphasis on holistic admissions supports the vision of cultivating an inclusive learning environment that is diverse, inquisitive, dignified and respectful and that will inspire caring graduates who advocate for all individuals in our changing healthcare environment. Construction of a new 12,000 square foot facility dedicated to the physical therapy program demonstrates the program's commitment to providing a state-of-the-art learning environment. PCOM has supported the hiring of faculty members who are qualified both as educators and clinicians.

Students in the PT program at PCOM are encouraged to engage in community service, following the example of students in other programs on campus. PCOM was awarded a Gwinnett Impact Award in 2017, recognizing the 9,000+ hours spent in community service by students, faculty, and staff.
General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$1500
Additional Information about Deposit
Accepted applicants are asked to send a $500 non-refundable deposit by January 15. An additional deposit of $1,000 is required by April 16 from all confirmed students. This fee is non-refundable and, along with the initial deposit, will be credited to the student’s tuition account. 
  
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
40
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
67.5%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
30%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S/non-Canadian) applicants accepted
2.5%
Sex
% Male
52.5%
% Female 
47.5%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
2.5%
% Asian
22.5%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
2.5%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
65%
% Two or More Races 
2.5%
% Declining to State 
5%
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Founded2018
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