Why Emory’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Surveys from our current students show the following reasons to choose Emory’s DPT Program:


  • Expertise in all major areas of physical therapy
  • Demonstrate passion for the profession
  • Provide personalized attention to each student
  • Demonstrate desire for student success
  • Focus on teaching as well as research
  • Accessible and approachable
  • Great sense of humor


  • Diverse group from all areas of the country
  • Active in school and out of school activities


  • Well-organized
  • Challenging
  • Emphasis on clinical thinking and interpersonal skills
  • Preparation for work in any area of physical therapy
  • Mix of lecture, lab and group activities
  • Provides significant hands-on experience
  • Anatomy lab provides significant time learning with cadaver
  • Mannequin-based simulation labs mimic real patient care settings in a safe environment

Research Opportunities

  • Participate in research project with a faculty member

Dual Degree Opportunities

  • DPT/MA-Bioethics
  • DPT/PhD

Residency Opportunities

  • Orthopedic Residency Program
  • Neurologic Residency Program

Volunteerism and Service Learning Opportunities

  • Local, national and international opportunities to volunteer and utilize skills of the physical therapy profession.

Location on the main Emory campus

  • Excellent facilities in the School of Medicine Building
  • Recreation Center
  • Libraries

Location in Atlanta, GA

  • Mild weather in sunny southeast
  • Metropolitan city with a variety of activities and resources
  • International airport with connection to most major cities

Clinical sites and affiliations

  • Variety of locations throughout Atlanta and across the country

Housing options convenient to campus

Alumni involvement

  • Networking opportunities for future employment

Intramural sports

Activities for fitness and sports for students and faculty

One of the top programs for physical therapy in the country