Georgia State University Physical Therapy

Georgia State University (GSU)
Physical Therapy


P.O. Box 4019
Atlanta, GA 30302-4019
(404) 413-1225 phone
(404) 413-1230 fax

Chair: Marylou Barnes

The GSU Department of Physical Therapy offer a CAPTE accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. The DPT program runs for 9 Full Consecutive Semesters, including 3 summer sessions made up of 137 credit hours traditional education utilizing lectures, case scenarios, and patient lab experiences and 33 weeks of clinical placement.

Tuition Fees for the GSU Physical Therapy program are $251 per unit for in state students or $858 for out of state students. This equates to $34387 and $117546 in total respectively. There are also other university fees of about $1064 that must be paid each semester and the cost of any textbooks is additional. There are financial aid options available.

In 2012, Us News rated Georgia State University at #138 in the Best Physical Therapy School Rankings List.

Georgia State University Physical Therapy Facts:

  • 40 students enter each fall semester (August)
  • 99% of students pass the NPTE
  • 100% graduation rate
  • Student to faculty ratio 1:9
  • 99% employment rate within 6 months

 Student Life @ Georgia State University :

GSU is located in down town Atlanta and are the largest urban research university in Georgia being home to more than 40000 students. Atlanta has a very progressive diverse cultural and educational history, as well as being the economic center of the state and one of the biggest in the country. Atlanta is smothered by rolling hills and dense tree coverage and since the 1996 Olympic Games has transformed into one of the most livable cities in the world. You can lose yourself in world class performing arts displays, theater  museums, as well as professional sports teams and events.

GSU itself is one of the leading universities in the country and attracts some of the best and respected faculty in the country. On top of that you will have an experience like few others being in an urban setting but feeling right at home in the safe and secure university. You can enjoy state of the art venues for every performance you can imagine as well as accessible recreational facilities to keep you fit and active. There is truly something for everyone.

Look for other Georgia PT schools to compare with or find out the physical therapy specialties you might consider after graduating.



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