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East Tennessee State University

Department of Physical Therapy

Johnson City, TN


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East Tennessee State University


East Tennessee State University / Department of Physical Therapy is located in Johnson City, TN, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Spring deadline March 1st March 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation with at least one from a licensed PT, interview with the physical therapy Admissions Committee

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards July 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: Health and wellness across the lifespan; relationships between scapular kinematics, pain, and function; cognitive training and dual-task ability in older adult; vestibular rehabilitation and dizziness in geriatric patients; assessment tools for patients with TMJ dysfunction; proprioceptive training and gait variability in older adults
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 70624
216 Charles Allen Hall
Johnson City, TN  37614
United States
Contact Dr. Patricia King
Phone: 423-439-8794
Fax: 423-439-8077