To prepare physical therapy practitioners who embody lifelong learning, collaboration, and leadership in order to improve the health of individuals in our region and society.
ETSU PT News
The application for Spring 2025 is now open.
(Please click on the How to Apply link on the left for more information on applying)
The average rate for the past two graduating classes is 97.45% (2020 – 97.5% and 2021 – 97.4%)
NPTE Pass Rate
The average first-time pass rate for the last two graduating classes is 88.15% (2020 – 84.6% and 2021 – 91.7%). The ultimate pass rate for those classes are currently 98.6% (2020 – 100% and 2021 – 97.2%)
100% of those who graduated in 2019 and 2020 and sought employment were employed (full-time or part-time) in physical therapy within one year of graduation.
East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is accredited by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s,
education specialist, and doctoral degrees. ETSU may also offer credentials such as
certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation
of ETSU may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404)
679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 423-439-8791 or email email@example.com. Any formal, written complaints against the program can be filed with CAPTE in the format provided by the Department of Accreditation.
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.
The Physical Therapy Program at East Tennessee State University is a member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), which supports academic institutions to strive for excellence in physical therapist education. More details on ACAPT can be found at: www.acapt.org