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Physical Therapy Program

College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Beatrice Owens, PT, PhD, CHT
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Beatrice  Owens PT PhD CHT

Program Director & Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator
423-439-8791 /
Building 2, Quillen College of Medicine / Veteran Affairs


East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 1992 – 2004. Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Anatomy and Cell Biology received 2004

University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, 1988 – 1989. B.S. in Physical Therapy received 1989

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 1985 – 1986. Prerequisites taken for application to Physical Therapy program

Hampton High School, Hampton, TN, 1981 – 1985. Diploma received 1985


Assistant Professor, College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, May 2006 – Present.  Tenure received 2012. 

WOC Appointment, VAMC, Mountain Home, TN 2008 - Present 

Physical Therapist, Mountain States Health Alliance, Johnson City, TN 1992 – Present 

Physical Therapist, Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, TN 1990 – 1992


PHYT 2000 Introduction to Physical Therapy

PHYT 6462 Scientific Inquiry

PHYT 6103 Biomechanics

PHYT 6111 PT Basic Skills I

PHYT 6452 Clinical Correlates I

PHYT 7764 Case Study in PT

PHYT 6213 Basic Skills III

PHYT 6553 Professional Issues II

PHYT 6212 PT Basic Skills II

PHYT 6554 Clinical Correlates II

PHYT 7883 PT Management and Leadership

PHYT 7857 Differential Diagnosis

PHYT 6221 Musculoskeletal I

PHYT 6315 Electrotherapeutics

PHYT 6681 Administration and Management

PHYT 6314 PT Basic Skills IV

PHYT 6322 Musculoskeletal II

PHYT 6314 PT Basic Skills IV


Assisting Dr. Wassinger with a study assessing the fatigue induced adaptation of scapulohumeral kinematics.
Collecting data to assess any correlation between level of pre-requisite Anatomy course taken and DPT program outcomes.

Preparing IRB submission for approval of a study to assess the attitudes of currently practicing PTs and employers on the tDPT degree.


Wassinger CA., McKinney H, Roane S, Davenport MJ, Owens B, Breese U, Sokell GA. The Influence of Upper Body Fatigue on Dynamic Standing Balance, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, Feb 2014; 9(1): 40-46.

Arnall DA, Nelson AG, Owens B, Cebria MA, Sokell GA, Kanuho V, Interpreter C,
Coast JR, Maximal Respiratory Pressure Reference Values for Navajo Children Ages 6-14. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2013; 48:804-808.

Owens B. 2004 Nov 20. Dose-dependent effects of salmon calcitonin on bone turnover in ovariectomized rats. Link to publication..

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