Welcome To The Physical Therapy Site

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Our physical location is housed in Building 2 on the grounds of the Quillen College of Medicine/Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a federal installation in Mountain Home, TN - a town within the town of Johnson City, TN. The VA campus is just across the street from the main ETSU campus.


The Department of Physical Therapy at ETSU is now participating in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS. Applicants applying to the entry-level physical therapist education program for the January 2016 entering class will apply online using the PTCAS application. To learn more about the PTCAS application process, visit www.ptcas.org . Students must also apply to the ETSU School of Graduate Studies at http://www.etsu.edu/gradstud/applynow.aspx .

Applications to both PTCAS and the ETSU School of Graduate Studies must be completed by May 1. Any completed applications received by January 15 will be considered for admission to the Physical Therapy program before the standard interview period that takes place in late summer.  This early interview process is called early decision.  The application deadline for the January 2016 entry level DPT class is May 1, 2015.

Important Public Notice : To see student outcomes concerned with graduation rates, National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) pass rates, and employment rates of our DPT students, please click here.


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East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact SACS by mail at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500, or visit their website: www.sacscoc.org with any questions regarding the accreditation of East Tennessee State University.

The Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program at East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission On Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org

The ETSU physical therapist education program was initially accredited by CAPTE in 1997, and has been continuously accredited since that time. The program was initially accredited as a bachelor’s degree and is now accredited as a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree program.   In addition to the DPT degree, the Department of Physical Therapy offers the Transitional (post-professional) DPT in an online format; CAPTE does not accredit transitional  DPT programs.

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