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South College Atlanta launches Doctor of Physical Therapy program

May 24, 2023

South College Atlanta is launching a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program upon being granted candidate for accreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

“South College strives to offer programs that will enhance communities, as well as the lives of our students,” said Josh Huffaker, campus president of South College Atlanta. “We are excited to add the Doctor of Physical Therapy program to provide expanded opportunities and educational advancement for physical therapy students.”

Application is now open for the program that will start with the first cohort in June 2023. The program is offered in an accelerated two-year blended learning model designed to reduce the cost of a DPT education. It includes both academic instruction and clinical education in a variety of settings.

CAPTE grants specialized accreditation status to qualified entry-level physical therapy education programs. South College Atlanta received candidate for accreditation status based on the demonstration of satisfactory progress toward achieving compliance with the standards and required elements. South College Atlanta will continue to pursue the next steps of accreditation through CAPTE. Visit south.edu/about/accreditations-and-approvals to learn more about South College accreditations and approvals.

South College students who qualify for financial aid have access to a range of programs as do members of the U.S. military, veterans, and their families. The institution offers both student and career services. For more information about South College, visit south.edu.

South College Atlanta is launching a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program upon being granted candidate for accreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The campus is located at 2600 Century Parkway NE.

About South College

South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels. South College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (sacscoc.org).

About CAPTE Candidate for Accreditation status

Effective April 25, 2023, the South College Atlanta Doctor of Physical Therapy program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; email: [email protected]). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, contact Dr. Christina Odeh at 470-322-2807 or via email at [email protected].

Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation.