Dr. Eric Coley is a graduate of Emory & Henry College (completed a bachelor of science degree in Athletic Training in 2004) who went on to receive a professional doctorate degree (Doctor of Physical Therapy) from Duke University in 2007.  

Dr. Coley was engaged in full-time clinical practice in a private outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic from June, 2007-March, 2012.  He has continued to practice in outpatient orthopedic clinics as needed since that time.  Throughout his clinical practice career, Dr. Coley has served as a center coordinator of clinical education for four physical therapy education programs, as well as the primary clinical instructor for multiple (10+) DPT students.  He is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor.  Being that Dr. Coley has had the above experiences, as well as directly interacted with 4 academic coordinators of clinical education (ACCE’s), he was hired as the ACCE for the developing Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Emory & Henry College in March of 2012.  He has served full-time in that role since.

Dr. Coley is a native of southwest Virginia and lives in Marion, VA where the DPT Program is housed.  As such, he has excellent interaction and rapport with multiple local and regional clinical sites that he has been able to secure into agreement for the provision of clinical education to students once the DPT program is fully operational.

Educational Background

B.S. - Emory & Henry College

D.P.T. - Duke University