Bertie Gatlin

Adjunct Professor Physical Therapy

Roberta “Bertie” Gatlin, PT, DSc, PCS graduated from University of Memphis in 1986 with a BS in Special Education and from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Physical Therapy in 1989 with a BS in Physical Therapy. She completed her Doctorate of Science with an emphasis in Neurological and Pediatric Physical Therapy in 2013. She received her Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialty in 2001 and recertification in 2011. Her experience draws from over 28 years of pediatric work within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and 0-3 year population. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department at E&H and Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Physical Therapy.  Bertie has over 28 years of experience providing physical therapy care in the NICU, follow-up clinic and outpatient pediatric services. Her research focus is on the sound levels in the NICU, wound care practices for the premature infant in a NICU setting and obtaining norms for children in the United States on the Infant Motor Profile. She currently holds the Secretary position for the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association Executive Committee, the Regional VI Director and the Vice-Chair position for the Neonatology Specialty Interest Group for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association.


BS Special Ed: 1986 Memphis State University

BS Physical Therapy: 1989 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

DSc Physical Therapy: 2013 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Contact Info

565 Radio Hill Rd
Marion, VA 24354 


Emory & Henry College Health Sciences Campus