Dr. Ronald Barredo










DPT (Physical Therapy), Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

EdD (Leadership and Professional Practice), Trevecca Nazarene University

MA (Organizational Management), Trevecca Nazarene University

BS (Physical Therapy), University of the Philippines


Dr. Barredo has been a physical therapist since 1990, specializing in geriatric and cardiopulmonary physical therapy. He has worked in a number of clinical settings, including outpatient, acute care, rehab, skilled nursing, and home health, and is a Diplomate with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is also credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Trainer of the Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program. His teaching strengths are in geriatric and cardiopulmonary physical therapy, educational theory and techniques, and administration & management.


Dr. Barredo is a member of the Specialization Academy of Content Experts, and writes items for the geriatric specialist examination of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He also writes items for the National Physical Therapy Examination, and has been one of the first inductees into the Academy of Advanced Item Writers for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.


Dr. Barredo has taught at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Prior to coming back to Tennessee State University, he was on faculty at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo UT, Langston University in Langston OK, and most recently Arkansas State University in Jonesboro AR. He also served as the Program Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant and Massage Therapy Programs at Kaskaskia College in Centralia IL.


After serving as Assistant Dean in the College of Health Sciences for the past five years, Dr. Barredo currently serves as Associate Professor and Head in the Department of Physical Therapy at Tennessee State University. He teaches Administration and Management, Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, Professional Issues and Clinical Case Conference in the DPT Program.



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