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Physical Therapy Schools In Georgia

There are 4 accredited physical therapy schools in Georgia for faculty who teach physical therapy classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in physical therapy in the state of Georgia, which encompasses physical therapy training at the following levels:


  1. Armstrong Atlantic State University

    11935 Abercorn St, Savannah, Georgia 31419-1997

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Emory University

    408 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30322

    20 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Georgia State University

    33 gilmer st, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Medical College of Georgia

    1120 Fifteenth St, Augusta, Georgia 30912

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Georgia Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

Georgia 3,720
National 180,280

Of all of the physical therapy professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Georgia.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In Georgia

3,200 3,600 3,690 3,820 3,720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Georgia, physical therapy is a growing field. There were 520 more physical therapy professionals working in Georgia in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 16% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for physical therapy professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of physical therapy professionals has grown by 15% between 2006 and 2010.

Physical Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Georgia

$66,600 $71,780 $74,920 $76,530 $76,330
$42,452 $44,373 $45,309 $46,939 $48,171
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Georgia, as the number of physical therapy professionals is growing, the salaries earned by physical therapy professionals are increasing. The mean salary for physical therapy professionals in 2006 was $66,600 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $76,330 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in Georgia

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, physical therapy professionals' salaries grew by 13% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 88% pay differential between the highest paid physical therapy professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of physical therapy in Georgia.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in Georgia

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Sports Medicine

In Georgia, physical therapy professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physical Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in Georgia


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited physical therapy schools in Georgia is increasing. In Georgia, there were 142 graduates in 2006. And there were 195 graduates from physical therapy courses in 2010.

This represents a 37% increase in the number of physical therapy degree or certificate school graduates in Georgia state. Most of these graduates, or 60%, earned a doctor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in Georgia

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We currently gathering data for the number of physical therapy faculty, growth in the field of physical therapy academia and physical therapy faculty salaries in Georgia. If you are involved in teaching physical therapy courses to students at the bachelors degree in physical therapy, masters degree in physical therapy, and doctoral degree in physical therapy levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of physical therapy in Georgia. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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