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Department of Rehabilitative Sciences

College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Rehabilitative Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Rehabilitative Sciences

College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences East Tennessee State University



The Department of Rehabilitative Sciences is a multidisciplinary department established in 2019 offering well established programs in nutrition and dietetics and a new Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitative Health Sciences (B.S.-RHSC). The department is also in the preliminary stages of developing several graduate programs including a master of science in orthotics and prosthetics, clinical doctorate in occupational therapy, and a doctor of philosophy in rehabilitative sciences with launch dates to be announced at a later time pending necessary approvals and accreditation requirements.

The website is currently under construction, so please check back regularly for updates to the various sections.

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Dr. Jeff Snodgrass

Chairperson & Professor, Rehabilitative Sciences


Dr. Jeff Snodgrass

Chairperson & ProfessorRehabilitative Sciences


PhD in Health Sciences; Master of Public Health; Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Academic Experience: 

Dr. Snodgrass previously served as a tenured full professor of healthcare administration & occupational therapy and chair for the Department of Occupational Therapy at Milligan College. He has also held graduate faculty appointments at Walden University, University of St. Augustine for the Health Sciences, and Bethel University.


Dr. Snodgrass serves as a peer reviewer for several academic journals. He has held a variety of leadership positions at the state and national levels for professional healthcare associations. He has published research in peer-reviewed journals and authored several book chapters in the areas of leadership, rehabilitation and prevention of work related disorders, ethics in healthcare, and ergonomics. He recently co-authored Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Individuals with Work Related Injuries and Illnesses and Adults with Musculoskeletal Disorders through AOTA Press.

Work Experience and Background:

Dr. Snodgrass has previously worked in integrated health care systems and previously held clinical specialty certifications as a Certified Work Capacity Evaluator, Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist and Board Certified Disability Analyst. In 2017, he was awarded the Roster of Fellows for the American Occupational Therapy Association (FAOTA). He has held a license to practice occupational therapy in TN and VA for the last 23 years. 




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