Emily Smelcer to attend ETSU’s Physical Therapy doctorate program in 2025

by Billy Chandler

Emily Smelcer of Walland, Tenn. will receive a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, clinical health with a minor in Hispanic studies.

E&H golf team with Emily Smelcer Emily Smelcer, an athlete on the E&H women's golf team and a certified nursing assistant (CNA) plans to pursue her Doctor of Physical Therapy at East Tennessee State University in January 2025.Smelcer will graduate with the class of 2024. She is a member of the women’s golf team and pre-health club.

“The best things I learned over the last four years through my classes are time management, handling adversity, and obviously book knowledge,” said Smelcer. “I honestly learned how to learn. I became more confident in myself and what I can do. I figured out how I operate: the things I do well and things I can improve upon. This has been the biggest growing journey for me in almost every aspect and I know these lessons will lead me to success in the future.”

After graduation, Emily will be pursuing her doctorate degree in physical therapy at East Tennessee State University in January 2025. During her time at Emory & Henry, Smelcer also became a certified nursing assistant (CNA) as she completed her license.

Our Emory & Henry seniors are preparing to graduate and change the world. See our seniors’ success stories at www.emoryhenry.edu/commencement.

Contributed by Nathanial Hupp, E&H Class of 2024

“Get to know your professors! Really take the time to talk to them, stay after class and go to their office hours. Let them get to know who you are outside of academics.”

—Emily Smelcer ’24

Location:

Walland, Tenn.

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