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Department of Physical Therapy

College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Welcome To The Department of Physical Therapy

Congratulations to our most current Doctors of Physical Therapy!

Class of 2018 ~ Graduation ~ December 15, 2018

Class of 2018  
Class of 2018 pictured with ETSU PT Faculty & Staff  in front of the main education building on ETSU VA Campus

Upcoming Events

February 11-May 2 - Internship 2 for 3rd years

March 11-15 - Spring Break & ETSU CCRHS Costa Rica IPE trip (March 9-16)

April 6-7 TPTA State Meeting (Nashville)

April 26/29-May 3 - Last day of classes / Final Exams


Tri-Cities PT Pub Night
When - Third Thursday of the Month @ 5:30 (Trivia starting at 7pm)
Where - JRH Brewery - 458 West Walnut St., JC, TN
As part of a national movement to improve the physical therapy profession, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, physical therapist students & physical therapist assistant students will gather once a month to promote the profession and facilitate relationships. Don’t drink, no problem. Our gracious hosts at JRH have arranged for a local food truck to be available, as well as non-alcoholic beverages.For additional information please visit the website:


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 will apply online using the PTCAS application. To learn more about the PTCAS application process, visit Students must also apply to the ETSU School of Graduate Studies at

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 by early decision process for admission to the Physical Therapy program before the standard interview period that takes place in late summer.  The final application deadline to be considered for admission to the program is May 1. Once the PTCAS application is complete, the only additional information required by the ETSU school of Graduate Studies is the application form (with fee) and to release your GRE scores to ETSU. The school code to release your scores to ETSU is 1198.

Program Outcomes

To view the ETSU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program graduation rates, National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) pass rate and graduate employment rates - please click here.


SACS logoEast Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, or, for questions about the accreditation of East Tennessee State University.

The Doctor of 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: ; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 423-439-8793 or email .

ETSU PT Career Opportunities

Employers can post and ETSU PT Students and Alumni can find PT jobs on ETSU's online job board called Handshake. Click here to login or create an account.

Handshake allows Students, Alumni, & Employers to:

  • Search/Post Jobs, Internships, and Events!
  • Upload Resumes, CV’s, Transcripts, & More!
  • Explore Different Companies and Career Paths!
  • Schedule Appointments for Resume Reviews, Interview Skills, and More!

Issues or Concerns? Contact University Career Services for assistance with job-related inquiries.



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