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About Phillip Palmer

Dr. Palmer assumed his position as founding director of the physical therapy program at the Georgia Campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine on June 1, 2016. With 40 years of experience in physical therapy (PT), he has practiced at hospitals and outpatient centers in Texas, Georgia, and in the Middle East. He also taught in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences in Gaza. He served as a PT consultant in Beirut, Lebanon and was the PT for a semi-professional basketball team in Larnaca, Cyprus. While in Bethlehem (West Bank), Dr. Palmer developed a PT program that was implemented at Bethlehem University. He has also taught at the Medical College of Georgia, Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, and the University of North Georgia.

Positions

Present Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
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Present Chair, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
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Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, 2015
  • President's Award, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, 2013
  • Outstanding Service Award, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, 2010
  • Inducted into the Academy of Advanced Item Writers of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, 2008
  • William Gould Memorial Faculty Award for the Outstanding Physical Therapist Educator in Texas, Texas Physical Therapy Association, 2003
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, 1998

Education

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M.S., Augusta University ‐ Health Education (Physical Therapy)
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B.S., University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston
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Ph.D., University of North Texas
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M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary ‐ Religious Education
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Contact Information

t: (770) 682-2305

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Scholarly Articles (3)

Conferences and Presentations (7)