News and Events

Application process for next class of PT students !!
The department will be accepting applications until July 1, 2012 for the new class of PT students to enter in January, 2013. See the admissions section of the website for information. To insure a timely processing of your materials, it is highly recommended that your completed application be submitted to the Graduate School well before the deadline of July 1st.


The PT Select Program:
Students attending ETSU and choosing to participate in the PT Select Program will be required to enroll in PHYT 2000 - Introduction to Physical Therapy.  This course can be completed at anytime during the undergraduate years.  The course will review the various specialty areas in Physical Therapy, will discuss the political issues facing the practice of Physical Therapy, and will provide crucial information about the interview process which is necessary for entrance into the program.  Students who take this course will have a distinct advantage during their interview.

Additionally, at the time of application participants in the PT Select Program are required to have a 3.5 or better overall GPA and a 3.4 or better GPA in the pre-requisite courses.  If students meet these requirements, they will automatically be invited to interview for consideration of acceptance into the Physical Therapy Program.  All applications for admission to the Physical Therapy program must be sent to the Graduate School for processing by the July 1st deadline.  All applications should arrive at the Graduate College well in advance of the deadline.  Do not wait and procrastinate your application submission.

Tampa, Florida - APTA National Meetings - 2012:

Several Faculty from the Physical Therapy Department attended the national meetings of the American Physical Therapy Association.  The national meetings were held from June 6-9, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.  Drs. Mary Jo Davenport, Duane Williams, Beatrice Owens, Ute Breese, and,Craig Wassinger were all in attendance participating in the scientific meetings.  Several posters were presented representing the research efforts that had been conducted in 2011-2012 within the Faculty of the Physical Therapy Department of East Tennessee State University. Kudos to all of you who represented ETSU at the national meetings. We are proud of your research and happy that you represented ETSU so well at the national meetings.