Featured Programs

Mental Health First Aid Certification Course

You're more likely to see someone having a panic attack than you are to see someone having a heart attack, yet many of  us lack the knowledge and skills to appropriately respond. Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking 8-hour course that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to individuals showing signs of a mental illness or substance abuse disorder. Since its introduction in 2008, more than 87,000 people have been trained across the country. Mental Health First Aid is based on the goals of traditional first aid: to create an environment where people know how to help someone in emergency situations. Instead of learning how to give CPR or treat physical injuries, the 8-hour course teaches people how to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and how to provide initial aid before guiding a person toward appropriate professional help.

Ron Morton, M.A.

Ron Morton, M.A., will be conducting this training. He has been working in the areas of substance abuse and mental health since 1984. Mr. Morton has earned 2 Masters Degrees in Clinical Psychology and achieved candidacy for a Ph.D. at California School of Professional Psychology. He is currently the Director of Recovery and Resiliency for BlueCare and TennCare Select of Tennessee and provides behavioral health services for the TennCare population.

$75 per person; Group rates are available.

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on October 14, 2014.

ETSU Kingsport Downtown, 300 Clinchfield Street, Suite 460, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Click HERE to register or call 800-222-3878.


NEW! Buffalo Mountain Songwriting Workshop

November 4-25 (tentative dates)

Ed Snodderly, accomplished musician, actor, and co-owner of the Southern music culture venue Down Home, will be instructing a songwriting workshop for four sessions.  Call our office for more information!

(800) 222-3878.


ETSU Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camp

May 16, 2014 - June 28, 2014

Are you stalled at the writing stage of your thesis or dissertation? Having problems getting started? Dread the review process? Need a focused environment for writing? Need help with your literature search? Looking for insights on writing strategies to finish? Afraid of the thesis/dissertation writing process?

WE CAN HELP!!! Come to the East Tennessee State University Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp. A collaboration between the ETSU School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach, School of Graduate Studies, Writing Center, Sherrod Library, and Graduate Faculty. This boot camp will help in the writing progress leading to completion of the thesis or dissertation.

The emphasis will be on focused writing time (80-100%) in a library computer lab plus options for mini-workshops on topics such as:

  • Milestones and Speed Bumps
  • Thesis and Dissertation Style Guides
  • Review of Writing Mechanics
  • The Review and Editing Process
  • Organizing Literature for Review

PLUS actual review by and feedback from expert thesis/dissertation reader!
Registration covers FOUR sessions: Friday evenings from 5:30-10:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am-6:00 pm (with option of staying until 9:00 pm). You are expected to attend all four sessions:

  • Session I September 5-6, 2014
  • Session II September 19-20, 2014
  • Session II October 3-4, 2014
  • Session III October 24-25, 2014

This Boot Camp will take place at ETSU Sherrod Library, Room 309.

Call the ETSU Office of Professional Development to register or for more information: (800) 222-3878.

Click HERE to register for Dissertation Boot Camp.


TOEFL Tutorial Course

Next session to be announced.

ETSU is now offering an intensive online professional development program designed to help prepare international citizens for the official TOEFL examination.

These lessons are online. You can register for these lessons for $350.00. All materials are provided. Application for admission to ETSU is NOT required. The course of study is six weeks and you will have 24-hour access to the course. 

Lessons are structured over six weeks and give you direct, real-time access to the professor at pre-arranged times. This program will prepare English learners for the iBT TOEFL, including instruction in vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and the skills required for the reading, writing, listening and speaking sections of the iBT TOEFL.

Call the ETSU Office of Professional Development to be added to the wait list or for more information: (800) 222-3878.


GMAT Prep Course

To Be Announced

ETSU's School of Graduate Studies and the Office of Professional Development in the School of Continuing Studies will offer a day-long workshop to assist prospective graduate school applicants to prepare for the GMAT.  This course is open to non-ETSU students and current students.  If you are a current ETSU student, please add your E# to ID field and put last date as a student at ETSU, or indicate if you have not been a student at ETSU. 

Participants in the workshop will receive morning coffee and five hours of instruction on the Quantitative, Verbal, and Integrated Reasoning sections of the GMAT.  They will also have access to practice test sections, receive scores for those tests, and advice on improving their scores.  The online site for the course will also provide additional preparatory materials for students to download and work on after the course.

Call the ETSU Office of Professional Development to register or for more information: (800) 222-3878.

Click HERE to put your name on the GMAT wait list.


Legal Certification Courses  NEW!!!

  -Paralegal Certificate Course
  -Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course
  -Legal Secretary Certificate Course
  -Legal Nurse Consultant Training Course
  -Legal Investigation Certificate Course
  -Advanced Legal Research & Writing
Click here for course descriptions.

Electronic Health Records System Technologist Online Course
Classes start monthly. Click on the Registration link for more information.
Additional information
Financial Aid

Alliance for Continued Learning 

Spring Schedule: March 11-April 16 at the Memorial Park Community Center, Johnson City, TN.


GRE Prep Workshop

January 23 - March 21, 2015 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM.

ETSU Sherrod Library, Room 317.

Click HERE to register for the GRE Prep Workshop.

Call (800) 222-3878 with any questions or for more information!