Roberta “Bertie” Gatlin, PT, DSc, PCS is an Associate Professor and Director of Admissions for South College Department of Physical Therapy. She 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 and with her Doctor of Science with an emphasis in Neurological and Pediatric Physical Therapy in 2013. She has been a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist from 2001 thru 2021. Her experience draws from over 33 years in the field of pediatric physical therapy. She is an adjunct professor in the Physical Therapy Department at Emory & Henry College, Marion, Virginia. She provides postprofessional education for Educational Resources Inc. and Medbridge Education. Bertie provides programming instruction for Brooks Rehabilitation Pediatric Residency. Bertie’s experience encompasses physical therapy within the NICU, developmental follow-up clinic and outpatient pediatrics servicing all populations. She has been a department director for an acute care hospital and an outpatient pediatric rehabilitation center. Her research currently focuses on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and struggling students within an accelerated hybrid physical therapy program. Bertie currently holds the Secretary position for the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association Executive Committee. She holds the Neonatology Specialty Interest Group’s Chair position and is the Treasurer for the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Pediatrics.