Program of the Day: East Tennessee State University


Written by: Tera Gwaltney, SPT, PTA and Alexis Morgan, SPT

Students, faculty, and staff at East Tennessee State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program are pleased to join the Global PT Day of Service movement, especially after seeing what last year’s PTDOS involvement did for the program, school, and community.

Last year, ETSU hosted their 2nd annual Zombie 5k Run (picture below) and first-ever PT Pub Night in the area to raise money and food items for the local food bank; through their efforts, they were able to provide 738 meals for families in their community.

Witnessing Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, DPT/PTA students, and pre-PT students come together to meet a local need, was inspiring and beautiful, and the community of PT’s in East Tennessee are excited for October 15, 2016!

PTDOS 2016 at ETSU is starting off with a “summer social” on Sunday, July 31st, where all 3 classes of students will join together for fun, fellowship and networking. During this time, students will kick off the excitement and brainstorming, while planning community service projects for October 15th.  

Mattie Stepanek once said, “Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” The ETSU DPT family is eagerly planning for an even larger impact to be made this year on October 15th